HOUSTON – A former ConocoPhillips Co. employee has filed a class action suit over allegations he was not compensated for all hours worked.
Rodger Lanier, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Nov. 14 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against ConocoPhillips Co. alleging that the oil and gas producer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for defendant without receiving overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek from 2008 until August 2017.
The plaintiff holds ConocoPhillips Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly automatically deducted 30-minute meal periods from employees' daily hours worked despite knowing that they routinely worked throughout their designated meal periods.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order allowing this action to proceed as a collective action, award for all unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and interest and such other relief to which they are entitled. He is represented by Clif Alexander, Austin W. Anderson, Lauren E. Braddy, Alan Clifton Gordon and Carter T. Hastings of Anderson2X PLLC in Corpus Christi.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03480