HOUSTON — A Tom Green County man is suing a group of energy companies, alleging failure to pay proper overtime wages.

Amalio Barrientes filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, July 1, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against KLX Inc., KLX Energy Services LLC and OFS 2 Deal 2 LLC , formerly known as Vision Oil Tools LLC, alleging they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, during Barrientes' employment with defendants from June 2014 to March 2016, he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving proper overtime compensation. He was paid a fixed sum of money regardless of the number of hours he worked, plus an additional bonus for each day he worked, the suit says. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants classified him as an exempt employee, refused to compensate him for his employment of more than 40 hours per week at a rate not less than one and one-half times his regular rate and failed to maintain accurate time and pay records.

Barrientes seeks a trial by jury, an order allowing the suit to proceed as a collective action, all unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and legal costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other relief to which he is justly entitled. He is represented by attorneys Michael D. West of West & West LLP in Pasadena, and Melissa Moore and Curt Hesse of Moore & Associates in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-01955

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