SHERMAN – A shipping container supplier is alleged to have paid employees their regular wage rate for overtime work.
Mary Wiley Chenault, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Oct. 19 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against Container King Inc., Cole Smith and Paula Pacanins alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendants as an hourly paid accounts receivable clerk from April 2015 to August 2018.
The plaintiff holds Container King Inc., Smith and Pacanins responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay her proper overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 at a rate of time-and-one-half of her regular pay rate. She alleges she was paid her straight hourly rate for working overtime hours.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid back wages, liquidated damages, costs, attorneys’ fees, interest and such other and further relief as may be necessary and appropriate. She is represented by J. Forester and D. Matthew Haynie of Forester Haynie PLLC in Dallas and by M. Shane McGuire of The McGuire Firm in Tyler.
Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00752-ALM