Former dispatcher sues former employer, seeking overtime pay

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Sep. 17, 2015, 12:43pm


A Louisiana man is suing his former employer, alleging it failed to pay him when he worked overtime.

Jeremy Wilson, of Calcasieu Parish, La., filed a lawsuit July 29 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Intertek USA Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, Wilson was employed by Intertek as a dispatcher from October 2012 to April 2015, and didn't receive overtime compensation when he worked more than 40 hours in a given week.

The suit says the defendant willfully violated the FLSA by not providing the plaintiff with an overtime premium pay of 1.5 times his regular pay rate for every hour he worked more than 40 hours per week.

Wilson seeks unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney fees and costs, plus other relief deemed appropriate by the court. He is represented by attorney Don J. Foty of Kennedy Hodges in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02182.

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