Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Texas Employment Lawsuit Alleges Wage and Hour Infractions

Below is the first part of an article by Gordon Gibb from lawyersandsettlements.com. It reads…
San Antonio, TX: A franchisee with several retail establishments under three banners and who apparently prides himself on having happy employees has been hit with a Texas Employment lawsuit alleging unpaid overtime and unpaid work through tasks that were allegedly performed off the clock.

Allegations, if proven, circumvent provisions entrenched in both Texas Labor Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal statute.

The lawsuit, not dissimilar to other Texas lawsuits alleging nonpayment of wages, was launched by five former employees of Wessam “Sammie” Aldeeb, identified by the San Antonio Express-News (2/12/14) as a principal of franchise operations that feature at least eight locations in San Antonio and Boerne. The banners over the door include Subway, Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery.

According to Brenda Pacheco, one of the named plaintiffs in the Texas labor and employment lawsuit, she claims to have worked “many overtime hours, time that I was away from my family, and I believe I was not paid properly for that time.” Pacheco, according to court documents, was employed at both Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies, franchises operated by Aldeeb.

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