Former janitor sues for overtime wages

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jul. 29, 2013, 12:02pm

SHERMAN - A janitor has filed a lawsuit against his former employer claiming the employer violated federal law by not paying overtime wages.

Jerry Windham filed suit against OJS Systems Inc. on July 23 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division. 

Windham worked for the defendant from April 2012 through April 2013 as a janitor.  He claims that during his employment, he worked in excess of 40 hours but was not paid one and one-half times his regular rate of pay for each overtime hour worked.

The defendant is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, which prohibits the denial of overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of actual and compensatory damages, including the amount of unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs.

Windham is represented by Charles L. Scalise and Daniel B. Ross of Ross Law Group in Austin. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell is assigned to the case.

Case No. 4:13-cv-00417

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