Robbie Hargett Dec. 1, 2015, 4:02pm


A Harris County woman is suing her former employer, a company that operates an Internet-based learning program, over claims of unpaid overtime.

Monica Brown filed a complaint Oct. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Elevate Learning and Suhas Ghuge, alleging unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The complaint states that while Brown was employed by the defendant as a test proctor and IT troubleshooter, from March 10 to May 1, she frequently had to arrive early and stay late to accomplish her required duties.

The complaint alleges Brown frequently worked over 40 hours per week and was paid a flat rate of $120 per day, but she was not paid an overtime premium for hours worked over 40 hours per week.

Brown seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, and attorney fees and costs. She is represented by Thomas H. Padgett, Jr., Charles L. Scalise, and Daniel B. Ross of Ross Law Group in Bellaire and Austin.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02903

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