HOUSTON – A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against a staffing company and an oil company alleging he was not paid overtime wages.
Steven Derrick filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly situated on May 12 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against
Cenergy International Services LLC & Shell Oil Co.
alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between March 2011 and February, he worked for more than 40 hours but was not paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Cenergy International Services LLC & Shell Oil Co. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay their employees overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, interest at the highest allowable rate, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Richard J. (Rex) Burch of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston and by Michael A. Josephson of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs and Josephson of Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01352