HOUSTON – Three Harris County individuals allege they were not paid overtime wages during their employment as couriers.
Luis Romano, Monica Romano and Jose Guerrero, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Memorial Hermann Hospital and Diligent Texas Dedicated LLC, doing business as Diligent Delivery Systems citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were employed by the defendants to serve as couriers to pick up specimens and deliver them to testing labs. They allege that they routinely worked more than 40 hours per week for defendants without receiving overtime compensation.
The plaintiffs hold Memorial Hermann Hospital and Diligent Texas Dedicated LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly refused to pay them for works performed over 40 hours per week by instructing their supervisors to alter the records of their work to make it appear that they did not work overtime.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek all unpaid overtime compensation, an equal amount as liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses and such other and further relief as allowed by law. They are represented by Trang Q. Tran of Tran Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00825