HOUSTON – A Nueces County man has filed suit against his former employer for alleged unpaid overtime over the course of his employment.
Jeff Stringer filed suit on Aug. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, against Trican Well Service LP, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, Stringer worked for the defendant from February 2011 to August 2015, and has worked in Texas, New Mexico and North Dakota as an equipment operator, who manages, fixes and operates machinery. He has generally worked seven days a week in different locations, without a day off, for 12-hour shifts, for typically 84 hours minimum a week on a base wage with a daily bonus, the latter of which is not overtime pay.
The plaintiff claims that the defendant has never paid him overtime pay, as required by law, despite considerable hours worked overtime since the time of his employment, and seeks compensation for said overtime. The plaintiff further alleges that the defendant has long since claimed him as being "exempt" from overtime, despite his qualifying for such and being protected by law to receive said overtime payment.
The plaintiff seeks financial restitution for all overtime owed him, liquidated damages to the fullest extent, attorney and court costs paid in full, and further relief as the court deems proper.
The plaintiff is being represented by Galvin B. Kennedy, of Kennedy Hodges LLP in Houston.
Southern District of Texas, Houston Division Case number 4:15-CV-02453