LAFAYETTE — A shipyard laborer is suing his employers and a supervisor, alleging he was not paid proper overtime.
Javier Vazquez filed a lawsuit, individually and on behalf of other persons similarly situated, March 28, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against Contractor Labor Service LLC, Conrad Industries Inc. and Eduardo Hernandez, alleging they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, between June 2014 and December 2015, Vazquez did not receive proper overtime compensation for his work at shipyards in St. Mary Parish. The plaintiff alleges the defendants treated him as a non-exempt employee, required him to work for more than 40 hours per week and failed to pay him one and-a-half times his regular hourly rate for all extra hours worked.
Vazquez seeks a trial by jury, a declaration the defendants’ conduct violated the FLSA, compensation for all unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, reasonable attorney fees and costs, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and other equitable relief as the court deems equitable. He is represented by attorneys Roberto Luis Costales of The Costales Law Office in New Orleans and William H. Beaumont of New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 6:16-cv-00408