By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 24, 2018

HOUSTON – A pipe fabricator alleges his former employer failed to pay him the appropriate rate for the overtime hours he worked.

Charles Hefner, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Austin Industrial Inc. alleging that the former employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his tenure with the defendant between October 2015 and December 2017, he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving overtime premium.

The plaintiff holds Austin Industrial responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay the required overtime premium for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in some workweeks.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid overtime wages at the applicable rate, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest, attorney’s fees and all other relief that are just and equitable. He is represented by Josef F. Buenker of The Buenker Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01576

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