HOUSTON – A project engineer for a geotechnical engineering firm based in Houston alleges he was not paid at the correct rate for overtime work.
Rashad Mohammed, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against DAE & Associates LTD alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during his tenure with defendant, he regularly worked in excess of 50 hours per week without receiving proper overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff holds DAE & Associates LTD responsible because the defendant allegedly paid him and other similarly situated employees at the same hourly rate for all hours worked, including those worked in excess of 40 in a workweek, instead of the overtime rate of time-and-one-half of his regular hourly rate.
The plaintiff seeks an order allowing this action to proceed as collective action and award for all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses and such other and further relief to which he and the class members may be justly entitled. He is represented by David I. Moulton of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-cv-00103