Lawsuit filed: Former Austin manager of Teji’s LLC sues for minimum wage and overtime violations

On March 20, 2014, the overtime lawyers at Dunham & Jones, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division against Teji’s LLC and Lakhmir Singh, Individually, on behalf of former employee Elizabeth Raimondi, alleging both minimum wage and overtime violations. Teji’s LLC operates several restaurants in Austin, Texas under the name Teji’s Indian Restaurant and Grocery.

Ms. Raimondi was a manager who was paid on an hourly basis. Surprisingly, Defendants classified Raimondi as an independent contractor, in spite of the fact that she met none of the tests for being an independent contractor. In addition to denying employees overtime, wrongfully classifying employees as independent contractors causes employees to pay more in taxes at the end of the year.

Raimondi filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) alleging that she frequently worked more than 40 hours per week, but was never paid time and one half for these hours.

If you or someone you know worked for Teji’s Indian Restaurant and have a question about your entitlement to overtime, contact Doug Welmaker at Dunham & Jones, PC, at 1-800-344-4444 today.

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.