HOUSTON — A Tampa man has filed a class action lawsuit against an underwater construction business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts by failing to pay overtime.

Marty Hugee, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint April 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA).

According to the complaint, Hugee and other similarly situated nonexempt employees were paid on a day-rate basis and regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week for Helix Energy. The suit says Hugee worked as a baker and chief steward a minimum of 84 hours per week but failed to receive overtime compensation. 

The plaintiff alleges Helix Energy Solutions failed to pay overtime compensation at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 a week as required by FLSA.

Hugee seeks trial by jury, all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney fees, court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all just relief. She is represented by attorneys Melissa Moore and Curt Hesse of Moore and Associates in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-01099

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