Robbie Hargett Aug. 31, 2015, 1:06pm


A Harris County woman is suing the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, alleging unpaid overtime wages.

Sylvia Salinas filed a lawsuit Aug. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and Convention and Cultural Services Inc., alleging willful violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

According to the complaint, Salinas worked as an administrative assistant for the defendant from March 2013 until May 15, 2015, during which she worked in excess of 40 hours per week for one or more weeks.

The complaint alleges the plaintiff was not paid one and one half times her regular pay rate for each overtime hour worked, in violation of the FLSA.

Salinas seeks actual, compensatory and liquidated damages, plus court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney Kell A. Simon of the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon in Austin.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02253.

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