HOUSTON – Truck drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a company over allegations they were not compensated for any overtime hours they worked.
Tracy Cash, Gyasi Edmond, Paul Moore, Dennis Platt and Demetrik Emerson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against WCA Waste Management Corp. alleging that the employer violated the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they regularly worked in excess of 50 hours per workweek without receiving corresponding overtime compensation. They allege the defendant required them to work off the clock to avoid paying overtime.
The plaintiffs hold WCA Waste Management Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly violated the FLSA by failing to pay for earned overtime.
The plaintiffs seek certification as a collective action and award for back overtime payments, liquidated damages, with interest, attorneys’ fees and costs and all other relief deemed necessary and appropriate. They are represented by Shelly Davis-Smith of The Davis Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-04335