Robbie Hargett Aug. 18, 2015, 2:04pm


A Texas man is suing a demolition, remodeling and landscape design company, alleging unpaid overtime.

Steven C. Gryder filed a lawsuit Aug. 12 in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas against K.K. Maintenance Inc., which is registered in Texas, and Kathleen Gregg, alleging unlawful failure to pay appropriate overtime wages

According to the complaint, Gryder worked for K.K. Maintenance, under Gregg as managing agent, from Aug. 20, 2014, to June 29, 2015, when he was fired for protesting illegal pay practices.

The suit says Gryder, who worked as a construction foreman for K.K. Maintenance, said the company paid only a portion of overtime wages, excluding from pay the first 10 hours of worked overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Gryder seeks damages and equitable relief, plus court costs and attorney fees.

He is represented by attorney James M. Loren of Loren Law Group in Plantation, Fla.

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 6:15-cv-00746-MHS.

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