HOUSTON – An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against a garden center over claims he regularly worked more than seven days a week and was not paid overtime wages.
Jose Romero filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on April 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Houston Garden Centers, citing violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since December 2015, he worked for more than 40 hours per work week but did not receive any overtime pay for all extra hours worked. The plaintiff holds Houston Garden Centers responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay plaintiff overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per work week as required by the FLSA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant from failing to pay overtime wages, payment for all unpaid overtime hours together with an equal amount as liquidated damages, interest at the highest rate allowed by the law, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Taft L. Foley II of The Foley Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-00935