HOUSTON – A California man alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages by his former oil and gas industry employer.
James Armstrong filed a complaint on May 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against EcoStim Inc., Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Inc. and Cherokee Rock Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began his employment with the defendant in April 2017 to work in oilfields in Oklahoma as a service supervisor. He alleges he was paid on a salary basis and worked more than 40 hours per week. The suit states he was employed for three to four months by the defendant.
The plaintiff holds EcoStim Inc., Eco-Stim Energy Solutions Inc. and Cherokee Rock Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally misclassified him as exempt from overtime compensation and failed to pay overtime premium for the hours he worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiff seeks all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest and all other relief that are necessary, just and proper. He is represented by Josh Sanford of Sanford Law Firm PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01506