HOUSTON – Two Houston residents allege that they were not paid for overtime work by their limousine company employer.
Edin Rivas and Melvin Guzman filed a complaint on May 31 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Sams Limousine and Transportation Inc. and Shoa Zuri alleging that the limousine service providers violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they regularly worked more than 40 hours per week for the defendants without receiving proper overtime compensation. Instead, they allege they were paid the same amount twice a month regardless of the number of hours they worked, including overtime hours.
The plaintiffs hold Sams Limousine and Transportation Inc. and Zuri responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay proper overtime wages at a rate of one-and-one-half times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, interest and such other and further relief as may be allowed by law. They are represented by Mark Siurek and Patricia Haylon of Warren & Siurek LLP in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01792