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Courier alleges he was never paid appropriate overtime

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By Carrie Bradon | Jun 19, 2019


HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing a courier service, alleging he was never paid appropriate overtime wages.

Eric Gomez, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a class action complaint June 18 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Trinity Couriers Inc., and Trinity Couriers of Houston Inc., alleging failure to pay overtime as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act and failure to maintain accurate records.

Gomez says he was employed by Trinity Couriers as a courier from August 2016 to September 2018. The plaintiff alleges was paid on a day-rate basis but regularly worked in excess of 40 hours a week. 

The suit states Trinity Couriers was obligated to pay Gomez at an overtime rate of one and half times his regular rate for every hour worked over 40, but the defendant violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to maintain accurate records and pay the plaintiff what he was owed.

Gomez seeks trial by jury, unpaid overtime wages, attorney fees, court costs, liquidated damages, compensation, interest and other just relief. He is represented by attorney J. Forester of Forester Haynie PLLC in Dallas.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:19-CV-02186

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