PITTSBURGH – A Texas man, along with other employees, is suing his former employer for its allegedly illegal pay standards and for failing to compensate employees for overtime work.
Thomas Frazier filed a class-action lawsuit on Dec. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Keane Group Holdings LLC alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.
According to the complaint, Frazier was employed by the defendant as an oil field employee from January until May.
Although a regular workweek is 40 hours of labor, the plaintiff, as well as many other employees, often worked more than 40 hours, he says.
The defendant would pay the employees a bonus, which was non-discretionary and did not negate the requirement of the defendant to pay the employees overtime wages, the complaint states. The plaintiff regularly worked more than 40 hours per week and sometimes worked as many as 80 hours, he says.
Frazier is seeking compensation for all lost wages and legal fees. He is represented by Don J. Foty of Kennedy Hodges LLC in Houston and by Anthony J. Lazzaro of the Lazzaro Law Firm in Cleveland.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-CV-01702