LAFAYETTE — A laborer is suing his former employers in federal court over allegations that he wasn't paid proper overtime wages.
Albert Dogay filed a complaint on Aug. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana against Monster Heavy Haulers LLC and George Anthony Cook, alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked as a manual laborer and was not paid overtime compensation for every hour worked in excess of 40 per week. Instead, he was unlawfully paid as a salaried, exempt employee, he alleges. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly misclassifying him as an exempt worker from overtime, failing to pay him time and a half for every hour worked in excess of 40 per week and terminating his employment in October 2014.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award in an amount equal to the unpaid back wages owed to him, an award in the amount of lost wages as a result of his unlawful termination, liquidated damages, attorney's fees and costs and such other relief as may be deemed appropriate and just. He is represented by Gregory J. Miller of Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 6:16-cv-01236