NEW ORLEANS – A Tangipahoa Parish man alleges a Houma well service company did not pay employees to attend mandatory safety meetings.
David DeArmond, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Alliance Energy Services LLC alleging that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendant from May 2016 to January. He alleges he was not paid time spent for pre-shift mandatory safety meetings prior to the start of his shift, which generally lasted an hour. The plaintiff holds Alliance Energy Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly deliberately failed to compensate him at the rate of time-and-one-half his regular rate of pay for the extra hours per workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover unpaid overtime premiums, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees and costs and such other and further relief. He is represented by John Neuman and Beatriz-Sosa Morris of Sosa-Morris Neuman, Attorneys at Law in Houston, Texas and Robert B. Landry III of Robert B. Landry III PLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02222