Robbie Hargett Nov. 10, 2015, 3:06pm


Two Beaumont residents are suing a Beaumont storage company over claims of unpaid wages and overtime.

Fredrick Lawson and Arretta Lawson filed a complaint Oct. 15 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Jim Speed, doing business as Al's Mini Storage, alleging unpaid minimum wages and overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The complaint states that that during the time the Lawsons worked for the defendant as resident managers, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 25, they regularly worked at least 80 hours per week. The complaint states, however, that the Lawsons were not paid any wages during this time, but were provided with a rent-free apartment.

The plaintiffs seek damages for unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, relief, and attorney fees and costs. They are represented by Charles L. Scalise and Daniel B. Ross of Ross Law Group in Austin.

Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:15-cv-00400-RC

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