Lawsuit filed against The Burnett Companies Consolidated, Inc. for “Averaging of Hours”

In a case involving an employee leasing company, Dunham & Jones lawyers have filed suit in Moussa Katile v. The Burnett Companies Consolidated, Inc., et al. The suit, filed on November 15, 2013, alleges that the Defendants employed Mr. Katile and leased him to a medical supply assembler where he assembled surgical devices and medical equipment. The Defendants required Mr. Katile to work 36 hours one week and 44 hours the following week. Federal law generally requires an employer to pay time and one-half for all hours worked over 40 in any workweek. Rather than paying Mr. Katile time and one-half for the four hours of overtime in the 44 hour week, the suit alleges the Defendants averaged the hours of the two consecutive weeks and paid no overtime at all. This “averaging of hours” violates Federal Wage and Hour Law. The suit is filed in Federal Court in Houston, Texas, and seeks an amount equaling twice Mr. Katile’s unpaid overtime plus costs and attorney’s fees.

About Doug Welmaker

Douglas B. Welmaker is an Employment Attorney with Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, PC. He was raised in Houston, Texas and has been practicing labor and employment law for 20 years, representing Defendants and Plaintiffs in both state and federal court. In the last seven years, he has limited his practice to representing employees who have been wrongfully denied overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Welmaker handles employment cases including retaliation, minimum wage and overtime violations. You may contact him at 1-800-344-4444.