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Electrical workers sue electric and oilfield company over alleged failure to pay wages

By Eliza Walker | Sep 12, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Two electrical workers are suing their former employer who allegedly failed to pay them wages they were due.

Joshua Donahue and Raymond Craig filed suit against Woolsey Electric Oilfield Inc. of Springtown, Texas in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on July 23.

On May 6 the plaintiffs claim they began employment with the defendant on a project in Orleans Parish and were told they would receive an hourly rate for their work as electrical helpers.

On May 30 the plaintiffs allegedly received notice that their paychecks for the week ending May 12 had been returned due to insufficient funds. At that time the plaintiffs assert that they contacted the defendant’s human resources manager, owner, director of operations and safety operator and made written demand to defendant. They claim to have not received a response after multiple attempts to contact the company.

The defendant is accused of failing to pay wages, issuing paychecks with insufficient funds and an incredulous refusal to pay wages after written demand.

An unspecified amount of damages is sought for unpaid wages.

Joshua Donahue and Raymond Craig are represented Perry R. Staub Jr. of New Orleans-based Taggart Morton LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

Case no. 2013-6880.

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