MARSHALL – Employees of a living assistance company allege they are owed unpaid overtime wages.
Dontrail Mathis, et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Educare Community Living Corp. - Texas, et al. alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs were employed by the defendants as direct support professionals. They allege they worked more than 40 hours per week and were not paid an overtime premium for the additional hours.
The plaintiffs hold Educare Community Living Corp. - Texas, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the required overtime rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, interest, attorney fees, costs, and such other and further relief as this court finds necessary and proper. They are represented by Jay D. Ellwanger of Ellwanger Law LLLP in Austin and James A. Vagnini, Robert R. Barravecchio and Alexander M. White of Valli Kane & Vagnini LLP in Garden City, New York.
Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 2:18-cv-00518-JRG