Traditions server alleges he was not paid the mandated minimum wage rate

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 6, 2018

TYLER – A Tyler restaurant is alleged to have failed to pay certain employees the federally mandated minimum wage rate.

Jason Goss, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Aug. 20 in the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Tyler Traditions Inc., doing business as Traditions, and Kandice Owens, alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendants as a server at Traditions. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants paid him $2.13 per hour while waiting tables, $3.75 per hour as a shift lead waiting tables, and $4.25 per hour for training, plus a tip portion.

The plaintiff holds Tyler Traditions Inc. and Owens responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to distribute the entire amount of the tips he and the class members earned, required him to share tips with employees who may not lawfully participate in a tip pool, and made illegal deductions from his wages for uniforms and meals.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this action as a class action and judgment against defendants, jointly and severally, for all unpaid wages; liquidated damages; attorneys’ fees; costs; and such other and further relief as this court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Drew N. Herrmann and Pamela G. Herrmann of Herrmann Law PLLC in Fort Worth.

Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 6:18-cv-00423-RWS

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