Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Oct. 1, 2012, 3:37pm

Three satellite television technicians have filed a lawsuit against their employer that claims there were regularly required to work more than 40 hours in a week but were not paid for those hours. 

Scott Touchet, Raymond A. Milligan and Joe Wesson filed suit against Multiband Corp., Multibank SC Inc., Multiband Field Services Inc. and Multiband Subscriber Services Inc. on Aug. 31 in the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division.

The defendants are a nationwide company whose business includes operations of managing satellite television installations and servicing on a contractual basis with Directv. Touchet, Miligan and Wesson are former employees, who worked as installation technicians, service technician or safety coordinators.

The plaintiffs claim that they were forced to work in excess of 40 hours per week on regular basis and were not paid for the extra hours that were worked.

The defendants are accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by regularly requiring the plaintiffs to work “off the clock” and not being paid for those hours.

The lawsuit will include all current and former installation technicians, service technicians, and safety coordinators/trainers employed by the Defendants who worked in Texas during the three years prior to the filing of this lawsuit.

On behalf of themselves and other employees, Touchet, Milligan and Wesson are seeking damages for unpaid wages, unpaid overtime wages, additional wages, actual, special and incidental damages, attorney’s fees, court costs and interest.

The plaintiffs are represented by Orange attorney Chadwick G. Robison.

U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone is assigned to the case.

Case No. 1:12-cv-00433

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