FRESNO – Two field services technicians have filed a lawsuit against their former employer over allegations they were not paid overtime for working more than 40 hours a week.
David Sandoval and William Chenoweth filed a complaint on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division against Halliburton Energy Services Inc. citing violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor codes.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during their employment, they worked for more than 40 hours per work week but did not receive any overtime wages. The plaintiffs holds Halliburton Energy Services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly had knowledge of the total hours its employees were working, and was told by the Department of Labor that they should pay its employees overtime wages, but defendant refused to do so.
Mercado alleges he is owed $189,475 in unpaid overtime and Chenoweth alleges he is owed $144,890.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury, liquidated damages equal to the amount of unpaid overtime wages for both plaintiffs, damages and penalties to be determined in trial, restitution and disgorgement, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. They are represented by Michael L. Tracy of Irvine.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division Case number 1:16-at-00296