HOUSTON – A hydraulic choke operator has filed a class-action lawsuit against a The Woodlands employer alleging he was not paid overtime wages during his employment.
Justin Kanewske filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on July 20 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Energes Oilfield Solutions LLC alleging that the gas exploration company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was paid a fixed salary plus a non-discretionary job bonus/day rate for all hours worked, but did not receive overtime for each hour worked in excess of 40 in each week during his employment from August 2013 to August 2014. The plaintiff holds Energes Oilfield Solutions LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime compensation at a rate of time-and-one-half of his regular rate for all hours worked over 40 hours per workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award for unpaid back wages due, costs of this action, attorneys’ fees and for such other and further relief as may be necessary and appropriate. He is represented by Clif Alexander, Austin W. Anderson and Lauren E. Braddy of Anderson2X PLLC in Corpus Christi.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02145
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