Mark Trammell Dec. 7, 2015, 1:13pm


A Houston employee is suing his company, alleging it failed to pay overtime. 

Raymond Suttles, filed a lawsuit Aug. 31 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against ICare Dealership Services, Inc., and Mohammed Jamal Alaoui, both of Houston.

According to the complaint, Suttles was employed by ICare from approximately June 2013 to August 2014, as a porter and detailer, preparing vehicles for sale, where his job was overseen by Alaoui, who was in charge of Suttles' work schedule, employment rates and conditions, and rates and methods of his employment wages. 

The suit says Alaoui intentionally and maliciously withheld overtime rates from Suttles. The plaintiff accuses Alaoui, and by extension, ICare, for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay him one and one-half the regular rate for every hour worked in excess of 40 hours in a regular workweek.

Suttles seeks liquidated damages in the amount owed him for unpaid overtime hours worked, actual and compensatory damages, attorney and court costs, and any other out-of-pocket expenses incurred, as well as any other such relief as the court deems proper, and a trial by jury. He is represented by attorneys Charles L. Scalise and Daniel B. Ross of Ross Law Group in Austin. 

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-CV-02506.

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