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Texas man claims energy companies were not paying overtime wages

Tom Green County, Texas resident Amalio Barrientes has filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of other people, on Friday, July 1 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against a string of energy companies such as KLX Inc., KLX Energy Services, and OFS 2 Deal 2 LLC, which is formerly known as Vision Oil Tools LLC, claiming that they violated the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying proper overtime wages.

According to the lawsuit, Barrientes worked with the defendants between June 2014 and March 2016 for over 40 hours per week without receiving proper compensation for his work and was paid a fixed sum of money even if his hours went past normal working hours.

There are a myriad of ways that an employer, either willfully or due to unintentional negligence, cause undue, unjust, or unfair treatment to its employees. If you have experienced wrongful termination, overtime/wage disputes, retaliation, or other employment issues in your workplace, do not hesitate to get in touch with our attorneys at The Melton Law Firm by calling our Austin offices today at (512) 330-0017.

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