HOUSTON — An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against an oilfield company, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.
Brandon Renner filed a complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated March 29, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Independence Oilfield Chemicals LLC, alleging it failed to fairly compensate employees by paying overtime wages.
According to the complaint, Renner worked for more than 40 hours per work week but did not receive any overtime pay for the extra hours. The plaintiff alleges the defendant paid a base salary to its employees regardless of how many hours they work in a given week.
Renner seeks trial by jury, unpaid back wages, liquidated damages equal to the amount of unpaid compensation, unpaid benefits, interest at the highest rate allowed by the law, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Michael A. Josephson, Lindsay R. Itkin, Andrew Dunlap and Jessica M. Bresler of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00835