Lawsuit filed: Houston insurance broker claims hours altered electronically to keep her under 40 hours per week

On November 20, 2013, the lawyers at Dunham & Jones P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Houston, Texas against A-Z Insurance Agency Corporation and Zehra Abu Ali on behalf of former insurance broker Emilia Rodriguez, alleging overtime violations.

Ms. Rodriguez 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. Notably, Ms. Rodriguez alleges that after she complained about Defendants’ illegal refusal to compensate her for all hours worked, she was fired.

Ms. Rodriguez, who worked in Houston, Texas, alleges that while she kept track of her time electronically, her supervisor would alter her hours after Ms. Rodriguez entered them to keep her under forty hours per week.

If you or someone you know worked for A-Z Insurance Agency Corporation and/or Zehra Abu Ali, 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.