NEW ORLEANS – A Slidell man alleges that his former Baton Rouge employer did not pay the correct rate for overtime work.
Jeremy Bocage, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against M-I LLC, doing business as M-I Swaco, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from April 2011 to May 2016 as a drilling fluid specialist. The plaintiff holds M-I LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly paid plaintiff a fixed sum per week without regard to the number of hours worked and failed to maintain accurate time records. He alleges he was not paid at a rate of time-and-one-half for any hours worked over 40 per workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order declaring this action as a collective action, appointing plaintiff as representative of the class, award for all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and interest and all further relief to which he may be justly entitled. He is represented by Stephen N. Elliott and Kenneth J. DeRoche Jr. of Bernard, Cassisa, Elliott & Davis in Metairie.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:17-cv-06124