HOUSTON — A Lavaca County vocational nurse is suing Weimar medical facility operators, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Melvin Foley, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint Dec. 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Weimer Medical Center, Price Family Capital Partners LLC, Francis L. Price, Mackenzie L. Price and Irvin B. Sawyers Jr., alleging they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, beginning November 2016, the defendants required Foley to work without payment, causing his regular rate to fall below the statutory minimum wage. The plaintiff alleges the defendants required him to work for free, refused to compensate him in excess of 40 hours per week at a rate not less than one and one-half times his regular rate as required by FLSA and failed to maintain accurate time and pay records.

Foley seeks trial by jury, an order allowing this case to proceed as a collective action, all unpaid wages, pre- and post judgment interest, and all other proper relief. He is represented by attorneys Melissa Moore and Curt Hesse of Moore & Associates in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-03663

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