HOUSTON — A paramedic has filed a class action lawsuit against emergency care providers, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Feras Awwad, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint Jan. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Promed & Associated Inc., doing business as United Ambulance and Mega Care EMS Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, between January 2016 and December 2016, Awwad regularly worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving premium overtime pay. Instead, he was paid the same hourly rate for all hours he worked. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly compensate him at the rate of time and one-half his regular rate for all hours he performed more than 40 per week as required by FLSA.

Awaad seeks trial by jury, all unpaid wages, liquidated damages, out of pocket expenses, attorney fees and costs of court, plus all other equitable relief. He is represented by attorneys Josef F. Buenker and Vijay A. Pattisapu of The Buenker Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-00015

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