HOUSTON - Two women claim that the insurance agency they worked for failed to properly compensate them, according to a class action complaint filed on Sept. 25 in Houston federal court.
Samanatha Blanton and Ruth Peck allege that Clayburn Corp., doing business as The Walters Agency, engaged in pay practices which violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Blanton worked for the defendant from June 2014 to the start of this year while Peck was employed from July 2015 to May 2016.
Court papers assert the respondent paid its employees “on a weekly salary basis and were deducted for partial day absences if they did not work a full eight hours in a day or did not work 40 hours in a week.”
“But the defendants did not pay these employees overtime when they worked over 40 hours in a week, as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” the original petition says.
Clayburn owner and operator Brent Walters is a co-defendant in the case.
A jury trial is requested.
Attorneys Nitin Sud of Sud Law, P.C. in Houston in Bellaire is representing the plaintiffs and their class counterparts.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:17-CV-2860