HOUSTON — Three Harris County employees are suing an Addison cleaning service franchise, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.
Tomas Fernandez, Beatriz Martinez, and Corina Martinez filed a complaint May 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Jani-King International, Inc., Jani-King, Inc., Jani-King of Houston, Inc., Rocket Franchising, and SCT Enterprises, Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the complaint, as non-exempt employees the plaintiffs were being paid at an hourly rate of $7.25 for all hours worked. The plaintiffs say they failed to be paid the required minimum wage and overtime pay for time worked of more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to pay the statutory hourly minimum wage for non-exempt employees and failed to pay overtime compensation for one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week as required by FLSA.
The plaintiffs seek trial by jury payment for applicable minimum wage rates, unpaid back wages, overtime pay, court costs, attorney fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all equitable relief. They are represented by attorney David G. Langenfeld of Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-01401