HOUSTON — A Kentucky woman is suing a Katy energy company, alleging failure to pay proper overtime.

Lynda Fletcher filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Aug. 22 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against Percheron Energy LLC, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, Fletcher worked six to seven days per week and 10 to 12 hours per day as a petroleum landman but did not receive overtime compensation. The plaintiff alleges Percheron Energy misclassified her as an as independent contractor and failed to pay overtime compensation for all hours worked more than 40 a week as required by FLSA.

Fletcher seeks trial by jury, an order certifying this case as a collective action, unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and court costs, pre and post-judgment interest and all other relief deemed appropriate. She is represented by attorneys Philip Bohrer of Bohrer Brady LLC in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and by Michael T. Tusa Jr. of Sutton & Alker in Mandeville, Louisiana.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-02564

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