HOUSTON – A network provider is being sued by two former computer technicians who claim they were never paid overtime wages.
Timothy Tyler and Joseph Ramey filed a lawsuit Dec. 18 against Network Connections Inc. in the Houston Division of the Southern District Court of Texas alleging a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
According to the complaint, Tyler began working for Networks Connections Inc. around April 9, 2012, as a field service technician, being paid as an independent contractor. On Jan. 1, 2015, according to the lawsuit, he was classified as a non-exempt employee, and his pay was cut to $23 per hour for on-site work and $18 per hour for work travel demanded by the customer’s location. Prior to the conversion, Tyler claims that he was never additionally paid compensation for hours worked each week over 40, regardless of whether the hours were on-site or work travel time. The company applied the same process to Ramey, the suit states.
The plaintiffs seek liquidated damages, attorney's fees and court costs. Tyler and Ramsey are represented by attorney Jo Miller of the Law Office of Jo Miller PLLC of Conroe.
Houston Division of the Southern District Court of Texas Court Case number 4:15-cv-03668