Dan Harkins Jul. 24, 2015, 12:52pm


A class action lawsuit seeks compensation from their employers who allegedly refuse to pay overtime to certain workers.

Dennis Fontenot and other members of a proposed class filed a complaint on July 22 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, against Saybolt LP and Core Laboratories LP.

The two defendants are accused of requiring Fontenot and other workers to work more than 40 hours a week without paying them for overtime.

Fontenot and the other members of this proposed class action are dispatchers who dispatch inspectors to various job sites, the lawsuit states.

According to the lawsuit, the defendants considered dispatcher to somehow be exempt from receiving overtime pay, so they never receive overtime hours.

The plaintiffs, citing a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act that requires workers on overtime to receive pay that's 1.5 times their regular pay, seek the court to classify their case a class action, to issue an injunction to require the defendants to follow the law, and to award damages to cover overtime compensation for the three-year period before this lawsuit was filed, as well as attorney's fees and court costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Don J. Fox of Kennedy, Hodges LLP in Houston.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, case number 4:15-cv-02113.

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