HOUSTON – A Brazoria County man is suing his former employer, a Texas corporation, alleging that he was not paid for overtime hours worked.
Richard Stillman filed a complaint Jan. 12 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Schlumberger Technology Corp., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, Stillman was a pressure control operator from October 2012 to October 2015. As a paid hourly employee, Stillman was legally deserving of overtime pay for hours worked over the regular 40 per week, the suit states. The suit says that the defendant supplied the plaintiff with a normal hourly rate, as well as bonuses, but that it failed to supply the plaintiff with one-and-a-half times the hourly rate which he deserved. The suit also states that Stillman regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff claims that the action of the defendant was illegal and in violation of the FLSA.
Stillman seeks damages for all lost overtime pay, as well as costs related to the claim. He is represented by Douglas B. Welmaker of Dunham & Jones PC in Austin.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-CV-00091