HOUSTON — A Conroe women is suing a skin care business, alleging unpaid overtime wages and retaliation termination.
Celine Bacardi filed a complaint Feb. 10 in Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against
Limitless Medical Spa LLC and Susanne Ciaglia,
alleging they violated the Fair Labor Standard Act.
According to the complaint, Bacardi, who began working for the defendant as a receptionist in December 2015, noticed on Oct. 7, 2016, that her time entries for clock-in/clock-out were being edited to reflect fewer working hours. The suit says she was paid on commissions but was not paid the appropriate overtime for any work in excess of 40 hours per week.
The lawsuit states she also was fired from her job Oct. 10, 2016, and received her final paycheck with no overtime compensation or lunch breaks, which had been deducted from her pay, even though she was not permitted to have an non-interrupted lunch break for the times reflected in the deductions.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to pay overtime compensation for work in excess of 40 hours at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate, as required by FLSA, and wrongfully terminated Bacardi when she complained about her time entries.
Bacardi seeks trial by jury, all unpaid back wages, unpaid overtime, damages, court costs, attorney fees, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other just relief. She is represented by attorneys Robert J. Filteau and John A. Sullivan III of The Law Offices of Filteau and Sullivan LTD LLP in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-00433