Group of employees claim they were not paid promised bonuses

Kelly Holleran May 10, 2013, 1:40pm

A group of U.S. Industrial Services employees have filed suit against the company, alleging they were not paid promised bonuses. In addition, they claim they had money taken from their paychecks for services the company did not render. 

The eight plaintiffs allege ABClean had implemented incentive programs, such as a job completion incentive, that promised to pay employees hired between June 2008 through June 2009 a job completion bonus at the end of their work for the company.

The employees would be paid upon their separation from the company if they were part of a reduction in force or a lay off, according to the complaint filed May 1 in Jefferson County District Court.

However, following their job loss, the plaintiffs were not paid the promised benefits, the suit states. In addition, ABClean charged them for services, such as $5 for a laundry cleaning – that the company did not provide, the suit states.

In addition to ABClean, the plaintiffs name U.S. Industrial Services as a defendant, saying ABClean amended its name to U.S. Industrial Services in December 2009.

Plaintiffs named in the suit include Kenneth Lee Erwin, Calvin Scott Sanders, Glenda King, David Lopez, Harold Ulysses Nellar, Richard Stanley Smith, Roderick Broussard and Carl James Stewart.

The plaintiffs allege conversion, breach of contract, fraud and negligence against the defendants, the complaint says.

They seek actual, consequential and exemplary damages, plus penalties, attorney’s fees, court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

John Werner of Reaud, Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A194-298

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