HOUSTON – A Michigan man formerly employed by a company doing business in Texas alleges he is owed several hundred thousand dollars in unpaid overtime wages.
Michael Scott Mills, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Oct. 9 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Fircroft Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began working for the defendant in July 2015 as a field inspector and was terminated June 8, 2018. He alleges he averaged 16 hours of overtime per week for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and alleges he is owed more than $365,000 in unpaid overtime.
The plaintiff holds Fircroft Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly wrongfully classified him as exempt from overtime wages and failed to pay mandated overtime.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order allowing this action to proceed as a collective action and award for all unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, expenses, interest and costs and such other and further relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Scott A. Sanes and Patrick B. Larkin of Sanes Larkin Law Firm LLP in Pearland.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-03701