NEW ORLEANS – An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Houma employer over allegations he and others were not paid overtime wages.
Michael Blake and all other similarly situated filed a complaint on July 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Supreme Service & Specialty Co. Inc. alleging that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek but did not receive overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Supreme Service & Specialty Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay him overtime compensation at a rate of one-and-one-half of his regular rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for an order to award back wages that have been improperly withheld, costs of this action, attorneys’ fees, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and such other relief as may be necessary and appropriate. He is represented by Michael T. Tusa Jr. of Sutton, Alker & Rather LLC in Mandeville and Clif Alexander of Anderson2X PLLC in Corpus Christi, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 216cv12713