HOUSTON – Two Harris County women employed as travel agents allege they were not paid for overtime work.
Venita Brown and Kelli Johnson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on July 6 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Vacations To Go Inc. and Vacations Publications Inc. alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they worked for more than 40 hours a week but were not paid overtime at the rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiffs holds Vacations To Go Inc. and Vacations Publications Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly misclassified them as exempt from overtime pay.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek to recover unpaid overtime wages due to them, liquidated damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of court, attorneys’ fees and all other relief to which to which they are entitled. They are represented by Edwin Sullivan and Mark J. Oberti of Oberti Sullivan LLP in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-02058