Lawsuit filed: Pflugerville office manager was illegally classified as an independent contractor in order for employer to avoid paying overtime

On December 2, 2013, the employment attorneys at Dunham & Jones P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Austin, Texas against Texas Tech Solutions, Inc. and Anthony Bealieu on behalf of former office manager George Cole, alleging overtime violations.

Mr. Cole 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, after Mr. Cole complained about Defendants’ illegal refusal to compensate him for all hours worked, he was fired.

Mr. Cole, who worked in Pflugerville, Texas, alleges that even though he was a manager, he was illegally classified as an independent contractor in order for his employer to avoid paying him, among other things, overtime pay.

If you or someone you know has worked for Texas Tech Solutions, inc. and/or for Anthony Bealieu, 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.