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Plumber claims WaterWorks failed to pay him, other workers for overtime

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By Marian Johns | Jan 15, 2020

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HOUSTON — A plumber who worked for WaterWorks claims he and others were not paid for overtime in violation of federal law. 

Melvin Johnson individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, filed a complaint Jan. 2 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against JD Earl Waterworks LLC and Brad Earl alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Johnson worked for Waterworks from mid-2017 through Nov. 26, 2019 as a plumber on new construction projects. He alleges that he and other plumbers and "plumber's helpers" regularly worked more than 40 hours a week and were not paid overtime. He claims when he complained about the shortage in pay, he was fired in retaliation. 

Johns seeks monetary relief, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by Josef Buenker of The Buenker Law Firm in Houston. 

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:20-CV-0002

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