HOUSTON — Hourly paid employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against an employer, citing alleged violation of workers' compensation acts.

Larry E. Robinson Jr., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint June 9 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against R&L Carriers Shared Services LLC, R&L Carriers Payroll LLC and R&L Carriers Inc. alleging they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they regularly worked over 40 hours per week but were not properly compensated at 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 hours. Instead, they were paid straight time for all hours worked. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly intentionally failed to pay overtime compensation for all overtime hours they worked.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek unpaid overtime compensations, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other lawful relief. They are represented by Mark Siurek and Patricia Haylon of Warren & Siurek LLP in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-01762

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