HOUSTON – A general laborer for a Houston seafood seller alleges that he is not paid overtime wages.

Keith Stoneham filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Southwest Seafood Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning September 2014 to the present, he regularly worked for more than 40 hours per week for the defendant without being paid overtime wages for those additional hours.

The plaintiff holds Southwest Seafood Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly paid him a salary of $400 per week regardless of the number of hours worked and did not require its employees to punch a time clock, sign a time sheet or record the time they worked for a certain period of time.

The plaintiff seeks overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses and such other and further relief. He is represented by Robert R. Debes Jr. of Shellist | Lazarz | Slobin LLP in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03255

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