Paralegals File Lawsuit for Unpaid Overtime

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Paralegals Sarah Garza and Roberta Riley have filed suit against Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys for unpaid overtime wages. The case (CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:14-cv-00877-OLG) has been filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Paralegals Sarah Garza and Roberta Riley have filed a law suit (CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:14-cv-00877-OLG) alleging that the personal injury law firm of Thomas J. Henry failed to pay Garza, Riley, and others overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The plaintiffs’ collective action seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages owed to Garza and Riley, as well as other current and former employees. Thomas J. Henry Injury has offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston and San Antonio.

Garza, Riley, and other paralegals regularly worked many hours in excess of forty hours per week, but were not compensated for this overtime, despite being legally entitled to time-and-a-half payment. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit alleges that the law firm’s failure to pay overtime wages was committed knowingly and willfully – and that many other workers employed by Thomas J. Henry have also not received fair overtime wages over the last three years. Paralegals currently with the firm or whom the firm employed at any time in the past three years may also be considered part of the class action suit according to the filing.

Garza and Riley are represented by Alfonso Kennard, Jr., AJ Rodriguez, and Amanda C. Hernandez of Kennard Law. According to Kennard, “All employees deserve to be fairly compensated for their hard work. A failure to pay overtime wages in accordance with the law is unacceptable, regardless of who you are."

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