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Well tester alleges Houston energy company failed to pay overtime

By The SE Texas Record | Jul 13, 2016

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HOUSTON — An Oklahoma man is suing a Houston energy business, alleging failure to pay proper overtime wages.

Rene Gomez filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated July 11 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Rockwater Energy Solutions Inc. alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, during Gomez's employment with Rockwater as a lead well tester from April 2011 through July 2014, he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving just compensation for overtime hours. The plaintiff alleges Rockwater failed to treat him as non-exempt employee for overtime purposes and failed to pay his legally required compensation at the FLSA rate of one and one-half times his regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

Gomez seeks a trial by jury, unpaid overtime wages, an equal amount as liquidated damages, pre- and post-judgment interest as allowed by law, reasonable attorney fees and legal costs, plus such other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by attorney John David Hart of Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02035

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Houston Division of the Southern District of TexasRockwater Energy Solutions