BEAUMONT – A disaster recovery services business is alleged to have failed to pay workers for their overtime work.
Della Jean Louviere, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Cat5 Resources alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek for the defendant without receiving payment for overtime wages.
The plaintiff holds Cat5 Resources responsible because the defendant allegedly mischaracterized plaintiff and the putative class as independent contractors and failed to pay them at a rate of time-and-one-half of their regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this matter as a collective action, award for all unpaid wages and unpaid overtime wages, attorney’s fees, costs, interest and all other relief as allowed by law. She is represented by John Werner of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn LLP in Beaumont.
Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:18-cv-00625