ALEXANDRIA – A Leesville general construction company is alleged to have failed to pay a former employee overtime wages at the correct rate.
John Johnson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division against Pat Williams Construction LLC alleging that the construction company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendant from November 2015 to September 2016. He alleges normally worked more than 40 hours in a week without being paid overtime at the rate of one-and-one-half times his regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The plaintiff holds Pat Williams Construction LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly refused to pay for travel time between jobsites and between the office.
The plaintiff requests seeks an order allowing this action to proceed as a collective action, award for unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, interest and such other relief to which he is justly entitled. He is represented by Matthew S. Parmet and David I. Moulton of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria Division Case number 1:17-cv-00591