GALVESTON — An employee is suing a home and property inspector, alleging she and other workers were not fairly compensated for the extra time they worked.
Theresa Kaine, on behalf of herself and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint April 4 in Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Sand Castle Investments LLC, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, Kaine was employed by Sand Castle as a field representative or "inspector" from February 2018 to November 2018. Kaine said she completed inspections of homes but was not paid hourly but, rather, $35 per inspection.
Kaine says she regularly worked in excess of 40 hours a week but was not compensated at the legal rate of time and half for the extra hours worked as required by the FLSA.
Kaine seeks overtime and minimum wage compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, attorney fees, courts costs and expenses, as well as all other equitable relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Don J. Foty of Kennedy Hodges LLP in Houston.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:19-CV-00127