Dock worker alleges employers failed to pay proper wages

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 10, 2017

HOUSTON — A dock worker has filed a class action lawsuit against shipping employers, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

HOUSTON — A dock worker has filed a class action lawsuit against shipping employers, alleging violation of workers compensation acts.

Terry Moser, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint March 17 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Moran Pollution & Safety Corp. and Moran Shipping Agencies Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, between Jan. 1, 2013, and March 30, 2016, Moser regularly worked more than 40 hours a week as a dock walker without receiving proper overtime compensation. He was paid straight time for all overtime hours worked, the suit says. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to compensate him at the rate of time and one-half of her hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 per week as required by FLSA.

Moser seeks trial by jury, all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney fees, court costs and expenses and all other just and equitable relief. He is represented by attorney Richard J. (Rex) Burch of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 4:17-cv-00861

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