NEW ORLEANS – A Chauvin company is facing a class-action lawsuit from a former employee over allegations it did not pay employees proper compensation for working overtime hours.
Andrew Guerra filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated 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 week but was not paid at the proper overtime rate of time compensation for the overtime work. The plaintiff holds Supreme Service & Specialty Co. Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly did not include the non-discretionary job bonuses in calculating his regular rate of pay as is required by federal law and therefore his overtime wages were improperly calculated.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order recognizing this proceeding as a collective action, award for back wages that allegedly have been improperly withheld, costs of this action, attorneys’ fees, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as may be necessary. He is represented by Michael T. Tusa Jr. of Sutton, Alker & Rather LLC in Mandeville and Clif Alexander of Anderson 2x PLLC in Corpus Christi, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14653