Robbie Hargett Aug. 19, 2015, 2:17pm


Two Texas men are suing their former employer, a non-hazardous solid waste management company, alleging unpaid wages.

Jose Velasquez of Brazoria County and Jose Ortiz of Fort Bend County, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a collective action lawsuit Aug. 12 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against WCA Management Company, alleging overtime violations and failure to maintain accurate records.

According to the complaint, Velasquez and Ortiz were employed as drivers for WCA Management and regularly worked over 40 hours per week. The suit says WCA manipulated payroll records to make it seem the plaintiffs were being paid overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The plaintiffs and others in the collective suit seek to recover unpaid overtime wages, lost wages, liquidated damages and attorney fees. They are represented by attorneys Terrence B. Robinson and Michelle Mishoe Miller of Kennard Blankenship Robinson in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02329.

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