HOUSTON — A Montgomery County man is suing a subsea construction provider, alleging failure to pay overtime. 

Ralph Jordan, filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, June 23 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he regularly worked for more than 40 hours per week from March 2008 to May 2016 without receiving proper overtime compensation from Helix. The plaintiff alleges the defendant misclassified him as an exempt employee, employed him for longer than 40 hours per week and refused to compensate him for his employment in excess of 40 hours at a rate not less than one and one-half times his regular rate and failed to maintain accurate time and pay records.

Jordan seeks a trial by jury, an order allowing this filing to proceed as a collective action, judgment for all unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and legal costs, pre and post-judgment interest and all such relief to which he and other assistant drillers, drillers and day-rate workers are justly entitled. He is represented by attorneys Melissa Moore and Curt Hesse of Moore & Associates in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01808

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