Student/employee alleges educational institution failed to pay proper wages

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 5, 2017

HOUSTON — A student/employee has filed a class action lawsuit against an educational institution, alleging failure to pay the minimum wage. 

HOUSTON — A student/employee has filed a class action lawsuit against an educational institution, alleging failure to pay the minimum wage. 

Travis William Prothro, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint March 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Texas Chiropractic College Foundation Inc., doing business as Texas Chiropractic College, alleging willfull violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage provisions.

According to the complaint, Prothro was damaged for not receiving the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for all hours worked in a week. He alleges the defendant failed to pay the minimum wage for the work he did at the defendant's Moody Health Center.

Prothro seeks trial by jury, minimum wage damages, liquidated damages, interest, attorney fees and all other equitable relief. He is represented by attorney Josef F. Buenker of The Buenker Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-00834

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