Former employees sue for overtime compensation and off-the-clock time

By Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau | Oct 14, 2013

MARSHALL - Four former employees have filed a lawsuit against an East Texas company claiming that they were not paid overtime compensation or time spent working off the clock. 

Miquel Chavez, Julio C. Torres Sr., Julio C. Torres Jr. and Ibis Martinez filed suit against Codum Services LP on Oct. 11 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The plaintiffs are employed in positions which require that they be compensated for their straight time and overtime. The defendant allegedly failed to consistently pay the workers for their overtime work and for their off the clock work, according to the suit.

The defendant is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay the plaintiffs and other similarly situated employees for the hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular hourly rate of pay.

The lawsuit is seeking an award of damages for unpaid wages, overtime, liquidated damages, court costs and attorney’s fees.

The plaintiffs are represented by Tyler attorney Bob Whitehurst.

Case No. 2:13-cv-00805

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