LAFAYETTE – A field service technician has filed a class-action lawsuit against three individuals over allegations of unpaid wages.
Tyler Legros filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on April 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against Janet Roussell, Shelby Roussell and Rocky Roussell alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he regularly worked more than 84 hours per week without receiving overtime compensation. Instead, he claims he was paid a flat amount for each day worked. The plaintiff holds Janet Roussell, Shelby Roussell and Rocky Roussell responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to keep accurate time records and failed to pay overtime at the rate of one-and-one-half times his regular rate for those hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff seeks an order allowing this action to proceed as a collective action, award for all unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses and such other relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Matthew S. Parmet and David I. Moulton of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston, Texas and Kenneth W. DeJean of Law Offices of Kenneth W. DeJean in Lafayette.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:17-cv-00506