Annie Hunt Apr. 21, 2016, 6:25pm


PITTSBURGH — A former employee is filing a class-action lawsuit against Tide Energy for allegations of unpaid overtime compensation.

Stephen Falk, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit on March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Tide Energy LLC, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).

According to the complaint, Falk was employed by the defendant from November 2013 through March 2014, working as a title contractor. The defendant provides mineral title, surface title, right of way title and acquisition, mineral leasing, and surface leasing services, the suit says.

The plaintiff claims that he was not salaried and that he and others regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week without receiving overtime compensation in violation of the FLSA and the PMWA.

Falk seeks class-action designation, damages for overtime compensation, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs. He is represented by John R. Linkosky and Sara E. Linkosky of John Linkosky & Assoc. in Carnegie.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00272-AJS

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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