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Dishwashers allege Uptown Staffing failed to pay overtime wages

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 30, 2018


HOUSTON – Two dishwashers allege they were not paid the appropriate rate for overtime work.

Juan Carlos Suarez and Betsy Suarez filed a complaint on April 11 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Uptown Staffing LLC and Patricia Gonzalez alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the defendants operate a staffing company that provides service workers to locations in and around Houston. The plaintiffs allege that they regularly worked more than 40 hours a week for the defendant without receiving overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week. 

The plaintiffs holds Uptown Staffing LLC and Patricia Gonzalez responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime wages at the rate of time-and-one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours they worked over 40 per workweek.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages, liquidated damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, attorney’s fees and such other just and proper relief. They are represented by Christopher J. Willett of Equal Justice Center in Austin.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01150

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