Lawsuit filed: San Antonio cable installer was wrongfully classified as an independent contractor to avoid payment of overtime

On March 18, 2014, the labor lawyers at Dunham & Jones, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division against Global Optics San Antonio LP on behalf of former employee Jacob Pedraza, alleging both minimum wage and overtime violations.

Mr. Pedraza, who was employed by Global Optics San Antonio, LP to install cable, filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) alleging that he frequently worked more than 40 hours per week, but was never paid time and one half for these hours. Global Optics also wrongfully classified Mr. Pedraza as an independent contractor. Many employers think that they can avoid payment of overtime if they simply classify their employees as independent contractors.

If you or someone you know worked for Global Optics San Antonio, LP, and were wrongfully classified as an independent contractor, or 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.