NEW ORLEANS – A construction manager is suing an Alabama company over allegations he wasn't paid overtime wages while he was an employee.
Bryan Powell filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Southern Light LLC, alleging that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Louisiana Revised Statute.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Jan. 1, 2012, and Feb. 18, he did not receive any compensation for all his overtime hours. The plaintiff holds Southern Light LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay him the minimum wage or time-and-one-half of his regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per work week and failed to keep adequate time records.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for unpaid wages and overtime premiums, liquidated damages, costs, attorney’s fees, and any other relief to which he is entitled under law or equity. He is represented by Alan Kansas of The Law Office of Alan Kansas LLC in Terrytown.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02832