HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing a furniture company, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime.

Maria Letelier, individually and on behalf all others similarly situated filed a class action complaint Nov. 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Star Furniture Company, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, in the course of her employment as a sales associate with Star Furniture, Letelier was paid straight time only with no overtime premium for working more than 40 hours per week. The suit says between July-September 2016, Letelier worked an average of 46 hours per week.

The plaintiff alleges Star Furniture failed to compensate her at rate of time and a half her regular hourly rate for overtime hours worked both on and off the clock as required by FLSA and failed to keep accurate time records.

Letelier seeks trial by jury, compensatory and liquidated damages, attorney fees, costs of court, post-judgment interest and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorney Taft L. Foley II of The Foley Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:16-cv-03377

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