A proposed collective action alleging wage violations has been filed against Tri Sea Stabilizers, LLC and one individual with control of the business. The suit was filed in Florida by a former hourly employee of the defendants who claims he was deprived of lawful time-and-a-half overtime pay.
The plaintiff worked for the marine service company as a service technician from November 2017 to July 2018, the complaint says. The former employee alleges that he regularly worked over 40 hours each week for the defendants without proper time-and-a-half overtime pay. According to the complaint, the defendants required employees to use a phone application called “T-Sheets” to track hours worked -- meaning the company was aware, the suit argues, that employees worked over 40 hours per week.
“Defendants ultimately circulated an email that they did not pay overtime in response to one other employee’s request about payment of overtime wages,” the suit reads.
The complaint further alleges that the plaintiff and similarly situated service technicians were required to travel for work without reimbursement for expenses.
The plaintiff seeks to recover allegedly unpaid overtime wages and other damages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.