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Waste Management alleged to have failed to pay drivers for all overtime hours worked


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 19, 2018

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HOUSTON – A former driver for a waste collection services company alleges he was not paid all overtime wages.

Larry Green, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Waste Management Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek for defendant without receiving proper overtime compensation for all of the additional hours. The suit states he was employed by the defendant as a waste disposal driver from 2011 to November 2015 and was paid a day rate.

The plaintiff holds Waste Management Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly deliberately failed to compensate drivers for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours each week and automatically deducted a 30-minute meal-period from drivers' daily time even though they regularly worked off-the-clock.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this action as a collective action, attorneys’ fees, interest and such other and further relief as may be necessary. He is represented by Clif Alexander, Austin W. Anderson, Lauren E. Braddy, Alan Clifton Gordon, Carter T. Hastings and George Schimmel of Anderson Alexander PLLC in Corpus Christi.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01841

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Houston Division of the Southern District of TexasAnderson Alexander PLLCWaste Management, Inc.