BEAUMONT – A nursing assistant alleges that she was not paid overtime while working for a Kingwood retirement community.
Catrisha Mickle, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 28 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Sagora Senior Living Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between March and October 2018, she was employed by defendant as a nursing assistant in Kingwood. She alleges she routinely worked more than 40 hours per workweek without being paid overtime of at least one-and-one-half times her regular rate for all hours worked in excess 40 per week. The suit states the defendant "enforced a uniform company-wide policy wherein it systematically reduced the hours of its non-exempt hourly nursing assistants" that caused her and class members to work off-the-clock.
The plaintiff holds Sagora Senior Living Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly systematically reduced the hours of plaintiff and the putative class members and failed to compensate them for all hours worked.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this complaint as a collective action and designating plaintiff as representative and award for all unpaid wages, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses such other and further relief as may be necessary. She is represented by Clif Alexander, Austin W. Anderson, Lauren E. Braddy, Alan Clifton Gordon, Carter T. Hastings and George Schimmel of Anderson Alexander PLLC in Corpus Christi.
Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:19-cv-00044