Former employee alleges Fuelco Energy failed to pay the correct wage rate for overtime work

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Feb 25, 2019

HOUSTON – A Houston-headquartered company is alleged to have paid a former lead operator his regular rate of pay for overtime work.

Felipe Zamora, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Feb. 1 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Fuelco Energy LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that throughout his employment with the defendant between January and October 2018, he was paid the same hourly rate regardless of the amount of hours he worked in a week.

The plaintiff holds Fuelco Energy LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay him at the rate of time-and-one-half of their regular hourly rate for overtime work and allegedly improperly excluded certain non-discretionary bonuses from the calculation of overtime pay.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order allowing this action to proceed as an FLSA collective action and award for all unpaid wages, liquidated damages, costs, attorneys’ fees, interest and such other and further relief to which plaintiff and the putative class members may show themselves to be justly entitled. He is represented by Michael A. Josephson and Lindsay R. Itkin of Josephson Dunlap 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-00356

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