Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) April 11, 2016
On April 5, 2016, current and former prisoner transportation extradition agents were granted conditional class certification in a lawsuit seeking payment of unpaid overtime wages against their employer. The lawsuit, Ellis v. Texas Prisoner Transportation Division, LLC, et al., Case No. A-15-CA-857-SS, (W.D. Tex.), filed by the attorneys at Bohrer Brady, LLC, alleges that the prisoner transport company failed to pay extradition agents overtime wages. The extradition agents were paid a day-rate and per diem, and were required to transport inmates from various locations throughout the United States. The agents worked long and demanding hours for multiple days at a time without consideration of the hours worked. The lawsuit alleges that workers who transport prisoners as extradition agents are non-exempt employees who are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for all hours worked over forty (40) hours in a work week. The lawsuit seeks recovery of unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorneys' fees and costs.
Bohrer Brady, LLC is a law firm that assists current and former employees throughout the United States recover unpaid wages including overtime pay in a variety of fields including prisoner transport, home health care, construction, oil and gas, fracking, welding and commercial diving. Bohrer Brady, LLC, 8712 Jefferson Highway, Suite B, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809, (800) 876-3911.