GALVESTON – A Louisiana man alleges he commonly worked 12- to 15-hour days for a project management services company and was not paid for the overtime hours he worked.
Kennedy Johnson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Aug. 13 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Century Technical Services LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he regularly worked more than 40 hours in a workweek for the defendant as an inspector without receiving the proper overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. He alleges he was paid a flat rate per day and worked for the defendant from May 2006 to July 2017.
The plaintiff holds Century Technical Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly misclassified him as an independent contractor and denied to pay him overtime compensation at a rate of one-and-one-half times his regular rate for all overtime hours worked.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek at the applicable time-and-a-half rate, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses and such other and further relief to which plaintiff and class members may be entitled. He is represented by Beatriz Sosa-Morris and John Neuman of Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law in Houston.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:18-cv-00230