Lawsuit filed: Fort Worth paralegals victimized by Firm with it’s “pattern, practice and policy”

On January 9, 2014, the attorneys at Dunham & Jones P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Dallas, Texas against the Bailey & Galyen law firm on behalf of paralegals Erica Mauricio and Janie Covarrubias, alleging overtime violations.

Ms. Mauricio and Covarrubias filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for all unpaid overtime hours worked within the three-year period prior to the filing of the suit.

The Complaint alleges the Bailey & Galyen law firm victimized its paralegals with its “pattern, practice and policy” that violated the FLSA:

“Defendant has failed to make a good faith effort to comply with the FLSA,” the suit says. “Instead, Defendant knowingly, willfully, or with reckless disregard carried out their illegal pattern or practice regarding overtime violations.”

If you or someone you know worked as a paralegal for a law firm and did not receive overtime pay for all hours worked over forty per week, 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.