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Energy Inspection Services failed to pay overtime wages, former worker alleges


By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 23, 2019

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GALVESTON – An Oklahoma man alleges his former oil and gas inspection services employer failed to pay him overtime wages.

Brandon Thrower, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Energy Inspection Services LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he worked for the defendant from November 2016 to April 2017. He alleges he regularly worked more than 40 hours each week for the defendant and was paid on a day-rate basis regardless of the number of hours he worked in a day or week.

The plaintiff holds Energy Inspection Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly misclassified plaintiff and the class members as exempt from overtime and did not pay them overtime wages at a rate of time-and-one-half of their regular wage rate.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses and such other and further relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Don J. Foty of Kennedy Hodges LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:18-cv-00447

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