Line cook alleges Beaumont pub failed to pay appropriate rate for overtime hours

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 11, 2019

BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County man is suing a Beaumont pub, alleging he was not paid the appropriate rate for overtime hours worked.

Rodney Ellis filed a complaint June 6 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against MacCoinnich Inc., doing business as MacKenzie's Pub, and Charles Morton MacKenzie, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

During the course of his employment at MacKenzie's Pub from 2015 through Dec. 31, 2018, the suit alleges, Ellis regularly worked in excess of 40 hours a week as a line cook. However, Ellis says even though he qualified for overtime pay, he was not paid at the appropriate rate of one and half times his regular rate of $14 per hour for all hours worked beyond 40 per week as required by FLSA.

Ellis seeks trial by jury, unpaid overtime wages, interest, attorney fees, court costs and all other proper relief. He is represented by attorney Charles L. Scalise of Ross Scalise Law Group in Austin.

Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:19-CV-00245

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