GAVLVESTON – Cleaners are taking their employers, Debusk Services, to court as they claim Debusk failed to pay them properly.
Tramaine Alston, et al. filed a lawsuit Feb. 1 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Debusk Services Group LLC over claims that defendant failed to pay overtime wages as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Texas Labor Code and Texas Payday Law.
Plaintiffs assert that they were employed by the defendant within the past three years from the date of this filing and were allegedly paid on an hourly wage based on various positions such as technicians and operators. They claim to have typically worked more than 40 hours a week. Among the alleged tasks were integral and indispensable duties, for which they were not paid, which included retrieving and transporting equipment, vehicles, traveling, meetings, cleaning, unloading tools and preparing equipment. Those duties were allegedly performed while they were on the clock and a part of the continuous work day. They claim to have also performed several of those listed tasks off the clock for the defendant or worked through the lawfully allocated meal periods, and yet they allegedly received no compensation.
They are suing for wages unpaid and overtime for each hour worked in excess of 40 in a work week, liquidated damages, attorney fees, cost of suit, post-judgment interest and any other relief deemed just by the court. They are represented by Clark Woodson III in Angleton.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:16-cv-00031