NEW ORLEANS – A former field technician has filed a class-action lawsuit against a software company over allegations that he was not paid the appropriate rate for overtime work.
Joseph Young, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against XG Security Services LLC alleging that the software company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for the defendant from January to March of this year at its Elmwood office.
The plaintiff holds XG Security Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime wages at a rate of time-and-one-half and reimburse costs he incurred when driving his personal vehicle to perform work, and retaliated against him by terminating his employment when he kept inquiring about unpaid mileage.
The plaintiff seeks an order certifying this action as a collective action, award for unpaid wages, liquidated damages, costs and attorneys’ fees and all further relief as the court deems just and equitable. He is represented by Amanda Hilgendorf and Gregory Miller of Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge and Michele R. Fisher and Jason D. Friedman of Nichols Kaster PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04749