HOUSTON – An ex-flight paramedic for a Houston-based health care system is suing his former employer for allegedly unpaid overtime compensation while working for the company.
David Brandt filed a class-action lawsuit Jan. 6 against Memorial Hermann Health System in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas alleging a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
While employed as a flight paramedic for Memorial Hermann Health System from November 2010 to November 2015, Brandt alleges that he and other crew members worked 12-hour shifts and that they were never completely relieved during their designated lunch break times. The suit states this caused their hours to exceed a 40-hour work week, and that they were not paid accordingly, which is a violation of the FLSA.
Because of taking no time off, the lawsuit claims, Memorial Hermann Health System is required to pay Brandt and others for all hours worked – including his 30-minute lunch break.
Brandt seeks damages for the unpaid wages and overtime compensation, pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and attorney's fees. He is represented by Gregg M. Rosenberg of Rosenberg & Sprovach of Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Court Case number 4:16-cv-00033