Philip Gonzales Aug. 23, 2016, 3:19pm


HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing a flower business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts by failing to pay mandated overtime wages.

Kimberly K. LeBlanc filed a lawsuit Aug. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Flowers by Nino Inc. in Houston, Sami Shbeeb, and Christian Shbeeb, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, throughout LeBlanc's employment with the defendants between April 2012 and July 2016 as a delivery driver she was paid only on an hourly basis. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly pay overtime premium as required by the FLSA, but simply paid her straight time at a fixed hourly rate and, later, failed to properly calculate the amount of overtime due her.

LeBlanc seeks a trial by jury, unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees, taxable court costs and all other relief to which she is entitled. She is represented by attorney Andrew S. Golub of Dow Golub Remels & Beverly LLP in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02376

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5805 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, TX 77081

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