Robbie Hargett Oct. 9, 2015, 3:11pm


A Texas man and woman are suing their former employer over claims of unpaid minimum and overtime wages.

Graciela Gomez and Tameez Depar filed a complaint Sept. 28 in U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Pastora Medrano and Abraham Medrano, individually and doing business as Maggo's Sports Bar & Taqueria, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Gomez and Depar worked for the defendants as general kitchen and register workers from June to August.

The complaint states Gomez regularly worked in excess of 60 hours per week but was not paid any overtime wages, including time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 hours per week.

The complaint also states that Depar regularly worked in excess of 30 hours per week but was only paid a portion of the wages owed to him and was not paid the federally mandated minimum wage for much of the time he worked.

The plaintiffs seek to recover unpaid wages, minimum wages, overtime compensation, liquidated damages, and attorney fees. They are represented by Josef F. Buenker of Houston.

U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02818

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