Class action filed against staffing company over overtime

Michelle Keahey Oct. 24, 2011, 3:12am


A Louisiana staffing company is being sued for allegedly violating federal labor regulations by paying its hourly employees only straight time for hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

Jerry Guidry, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, filed a proposed class action against Cabildo Services and Cabildo Staffing on Oct. 12 in federal court in New Orleans.

Cabildo is a professional staffing company that provides skilled labor and management employees to the construction, energy, petrochemical, civil engineering and shipbuilding industries. Guidry was employed as an hourly employee and worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week. He states he was paid at the same hourly rate for all hours he worked including those in excess of 40 per week.

The defendant is accused of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by not properly paying Guidry and other hourly workers for their overtime.

The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of unpaid overtime, attorney's fees, court costs and interest.

Guidry is represented by Derrick Earles of Brian Caubarreaux & Associates in Marksville and David I. Moulton of Bruckner Burch in Houston. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11—cv-02578

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