HOUSTON – A former employee if a directional drilling service company alleges the company failed to calculate overtime pay with the correct formula.
George Sakas, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Jan. 28 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Terra Directional Services LLC alleging that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between February 2015 and October 2017, he was employed by the defendant as a field engineer and worked in Texas and New Mexico. He alleges he regularly worked in excess of 40 hours in a week but that the defendant failed to compensate him at an overtime rate derived form a formula based on all pay received.
The plaintiff holds Terra Directional Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly improperly excluded certain non-discretionary bonuses when calculating overtime pay, thereby depriving him and all those similarly situated of overtime pay at an appropriate rate.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order designating the putative class as a collective action and the New Mexico class as a class action, appointing plaintiff and his counsel as representatives, award for attorneys’ fees, costs and interest and such other and further relief as may be necessary. He is represented by Michael A. Josephson and Taylor A. Jones of Josephson Dunlap Law Firm in Houston and Richard J. (Rex) Burch of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-cv-00292