HOUSTON – A Carrollton man formerly employed as a fitness manager alleges he was improperly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay.
Houston Whatley filed a complaint on Dec. 6, 2017, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Titan Fitness LLC and Titan Fitness Texas LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendants from August 2014 to April 2015 at the Fitness Connection clubs in The Woods and Spring. He alleges that he routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per week without receiving the pay rate of time-and-a-half of his regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiff holds Titan Fitness LLC and Titan Fitness Texas LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to compensate him with both the minimum wage and overtime wages for work he performed in excess of 40 hours in a workweek and failed to maintain accurate time and wage records.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment for all unpaid wages, liquidated and exemplary damages, attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses, interest and all other and further legal and equitable relief. He is represented by Richard C. Dalton of Richard C. Dalton LLC in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03693