HOUSTON – A Houston trucking company is alleged to have failed to pay a forklift operator the appropriate rate for overtime work.
John Taylor filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against SandBox Transportation LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he routinely worked more than 40 hours per workweek for the defendant from December 2017 to March 2018 without receiving overtime compensation.
The plaintiff holds SandBox Transportation LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly did not pay him overtime compensation at a rate of one-and-one-half times his regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid back wages due, liquidated damages, award for costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees, with interest and such other and further relief as may be necessary and appropriate. 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-02932