HOUSTON – A nurse has filed a class-action lawsuit against a hospital over allegations of unpaid overtime.
Dovie Williams filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on July 22 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against TH Healthcare LTD, doing business as Park Plaza Hospital, alleging that the emergency care provider violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked in excess of 40 hours per week without being paid one-and-one-half times her regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a single workweek. The plaintiff holds TH Healthcare LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly denied her full compensation for her hours worked over 40 and failed to take into account all remunerations when calculating the regular hourly and overtime rates.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award for all unpaid wages, an equal amount as liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses and such other relief to which she may be entitled. She is represented by Todd Slobin and Ricardo J. Prieto of Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin LLP in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02198