HOUSTON — A vessel coordinator is suing an international shipping company, alleging she was not paid the overtime for which she qualified.
Jennifer Sokira filed a complaint June 10 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Norton Lilly International Inc., alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, Sokira was employed by Norton Lilly from May 2015 until April 11, 2019 as a vessel operations coordinator. The plaintiff alleges she was a non-exempt employee but was regularly paid an hourly rate for her time worked.
The defendant, however, the suit says, failed to pay Sokira at the appropriate rate of 1 1/2 times her normal rate for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The plaintiff, instead, was paid a flat salary, the suit says.
Sokira seeks trial by jury, attorney fees, unpaid wages, liquidated damages, court costs and all other just relief. She is represented by attorney Andrew S. Golub of Dow Golub Remels Gilbreath PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-02097