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Former worker alleges PetrolValves failed to pay overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 8, 2016


HOUSTON — A Harris County man is suing an energy industry valve supplier, alleging he was not paid for overtime work.

Richard Foy, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated,  filed a lawsuit Dec. 28 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against PetrolValves LLC, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Foy was employed as a service representative for PetrolValves and was classified as a salaried employee, the suit says. However, the complaint states, despite his pay grade, Foy was legally owed overtime pay in situations when he worked more than 40 hours a week. 

The plaintiff alleges he regularly completed more than 40 hours of work a week, for which the defendant did not pay him the regular time and a half rate, but instead paid him the normal pay rate, thus withholding 50 percent of his deserved pay. 

Foy, and other employees of the company, allege it was unlawful for PetrolValves to deprive them of the pay which they had earned.

Foy seeks compensation for all damages suffered, unpaid overtime and lost wages, plus legal fees. He is represented by attorneys Melissa Moore and Curt Hesse of Moore & Associates in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:15-cv-03727

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