HOUSTON – A former safety consultant alleges she was not paid the correct rate for overtime work during her employment.
Danna Cooper, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Nov. 5 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Air Resources Americas LLC alleging that the former employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a safety consultant/adviser from February 2015 to February 2017. She alleges that during her tenure with the defendant, she regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week and was paid straight time for the additional hours worked.
The plaintiff holds Air Resources Americas LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly paid her on an hourly basis with no overtime premium for all hours worked over 40 hours per workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, interest and such further relief as the court deems just and equitable. She is represented by Josef F. Buenker and Thomas H. Padgett Jr. of The Buenker Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-04185