An Arizona woman is suing a Houston-based national home lender for violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Christina Bingham is suing Cornerstone Home Lending on behalf of herself and others similarly situated. The lawsuit was filed on Aug. 17 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, citing violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act for not paying appropriate overtime wages.
The lawsuit states that Bingham and other loan officers at Cornerstone should be paid as non-exempt employees, including overtime pay. Bingham alleges that loan officers were discouraged from entering more than 40 hours per week into the timekeeping system. Bingham states that she often works between 60-65 hours per week. Bingham was not paid any overtime and was instead paid as a commissioned employee with a salary drawn from her commission.
Bingham is asking for damages equal to mandated overtime premium pay for the last three years, attorney’s fees and prejudgment and post judgment interest for herself and for others similarly situated.
She is represented be Leawood, Kansas attorney Rowdy B. Meeks of Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case 4:15-cv-02377