Worker sues over employee misclassification

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A former worker for an oil field equipment company based in East Texas recently filed a lawsuit claiming his employment was unfairly terminated after he complained that he was inaccurately classified as a salaried employee in order to be exempted from overtime, the Southeast Texas Record reports.

According to court documents, Marcus Peugh met with the human resources department at Lufkin Industries in March to discuss whether his exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act's time and attendance regulations was justified. Soon afterward, he was fired - an action he alleges was in response to his complaints that the company was violating federal law by not paying him overtime.

Peugh is suing for front pay, lost and unpaid wages, liquidated and punitive damages, loss of earning capacity and mental anguish, as well as attorney's fees and costs.

According to a separate article by the news source, a Texan cable installer recently sued his former employer, Integral Development Solutions, over a similar misclassification. Tom Kirk claims the company inaccurately exempted him from overtime to save money. 


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