HOUSTON – A former Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County worker alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor and denied overtime pay.
Hubert Randle, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 30 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County alleging that the public transit service provider violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a service representative/driver from April 2009 to October 2017. He alleges he regularly worked about 60 hours per week without receiving proper overtime compensation and was paid the same hourly rate regardless of the amount of hours worked.
The plaintiff holds Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County responsible because the defendant allegedly misclassified him as an independent contractor and denied him compensation at a rate of time-and-one-half his regular rates of pay for all hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order declaring this action as a collective action, award for unpaid wages, liquidated damages, penalties, interest, attorneys’ fees and litigation costs and such other and further relief as may be necessary. He is represented by Taft L. Foley II of The Foley Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01770