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Swissport USA alleged to have failed to pay employees for all hours worked


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jun 25, 2018

HOUSTON – A The Woodlands resident alleges her employer failed to pay employees wages for all work performed.

Ingrid L. Vinasco filed a complaint on behalf of herself and on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 8 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Swissport USA Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant automatically deducted 30 minutes from each employees' shift regardless of whether the employee had an uninterrupted meal break. 

The plaintiff holds Swissport USA Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly had a policy of failing to pay overtime wages to employees for all work performed at a rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this action as a collective action and award for all unpaid wages and overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses and such other and further relief to which plaintiff and putative class members may be entitled. She is represented by Trang Q. Tran of Tran Law Firm in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01902

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