Lawsuit Filed: Tier One Security, Inc. sued for not paying overtime

On January 12, 2016, Dunham & Jones P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in San Antonio against Tier One Security, Inc. on behalf of former security guard/gate guard Kyle Trapp, alleging that Tier One failed to pay Mr. Trapp overtime pay.

Mr. Trapp 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. Mr. Trapp provided security at various oilfield locations in Texas.

Mr. Trapp, who worked in and around San Antonio, Texas, alleges that he was wrongfully classified as an independent contractor. The FLSA requires that certain employees receive additional pay for each hour they work over 40 per week. This is true even if the employee is paid a salary, and even if the employer has classified the employee as an independent contractor. This lawsuit alleges that Mr. Trapp is owed unpaid wages, penalties, attorney’s fees and costs.

If you worked in the oilfield and were classified as an independent contractor, there is a very good chance you should have been classified as an employee. A number of employers purposefully classify their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime.

If you or someone you know worked for Tier One Security, Inc., contact overtime attorney 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.