HOUSTON – A current employee of an equipment supplier for oil and gas companies alleges he is owed unpaid overtime wages.
Daniel Balderas, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 20 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against FMC Technologies Inc., doing business as TechnipFMC, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began his employment with the defendant in September 2012. He alleges he regularly works more than 40 hours per week and is not paid for preshift meetings or post-shift activities. He also alleges he is paid overtime based on his stated hourly rate instead of his actual effective hourly rate of pay.
The plaintiff holds FMC Technologies Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay plaintiff for all hours that he worked and paid him at an improper overtime rate.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and such further relief deemed just and equitable. He is represented by Josef F. Buenker and Vijay Pattisapu of The Buenker Law Firm in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-04796