HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing a plaster business, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay overtime wages.
Alvin Jackson filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Nov. 16 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against HMJ Plastering LLC, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, Jackson routinely worked at least 70 hours per week for HMJ Plastering in 2014 and again since March 2016 without receiving overtime premium for all hours worked past 40 hours per week. The suit says he also was not compensated for off-the-clock work performed.
The plaintiff alleges HMJ Plastering willfully failed to pay overtime wages at a rate not less than one and a half times his hourly rate for hours worked of more than 40 per week as required by FLSA.
Jackson seeks trial by jury, equitable relief, compensatory and liquidated damages, attorney fees, costs of court, post-judgment interest and all other relief. He 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-03378