HOUSTON— A Houston man is suing an investment business, alleging he was deprived of required overtime pay.

Guillermo Montes, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit Jan. 4 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against SKV Investments LLC,  alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, Montes was hired by SKV Investments as a porter and during his time with the defendant he was paid an hourly rate of $5. The suit says even though Montes often worked more than 40 hours a week, the defendant failed to supply him, or other similarly situated employees, with the appropriate overtime pay.

In addition to working overtime, the lawsuit states Montes and other workers often would be called in after hours or on weekends for emergency situations.  

Montes seeks compensation for lost wages, back pay and legal fees. He is represented by attorney Joe Williams of The Law Offices of Joe Williams & Associates PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00006

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