HOUSTON — A Plano woman is suing a restoration and construction business, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act in not paying for overtime work.
Monica Garcia filed a lawsuit on Feb. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Nobe-Nash Inc., Vance Nobe, company’s president, and Robin Cavinder-Nash, company CEO.
According to the complaint, Garcia was employed with Nobe-Nash from Jan. 20-Sept. 19, 2014, as in-house sales and business development representative. Her job duties and responsibilities included marketing and selling the company’s services throughout Texas and the country out of the main office in Houston, the suit states.
The lawsuit says Garcia worked a total of 419 overtime hours during her employment but Nobe-Nash never paid overtime and she was never paid time and a half for time worked more than the 40 hours required by her position. She would have made at least $37.50 per hour in overtime pay, the suit states.
The plaintiff alleges mental anguish and emotional distress.
Garcia seeks a jury trial, all unpaid back wages for unpaid overtime and damages, plus attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorneys Robert J. Filteau and John A. Sullivan III of The Law Offices of Filteau and Sullivan LTD LLP in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00321