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Case Number: 7:20-cv-00116-O
Judge: Reed C. O'Connor
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas County)
Defendant's Attorney: Mark H. Barber
Description: Dallas, Texas labor and employment lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a Fair Labor Standards Act violation theory under 15 U.S.C. 201, et seq. which provides:
(a) The Congress finds that the existence, in industries engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, of labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being of workers (1) causes commerce and the channels and instrumentalities of commerce to be used to spread and perpetuate such labor conditions among the workers of the several States; (2) burdens commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; (3) constitutes an unfair method of competition in commerce; (4) leads to labor disputes burdening and obstructing commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; and (5) interferes with the orderly and fair marketing of goods in commerce. That Congress further finds that the employment of persons in domestic service in households affects commerce.
(b) It is declared to be the policy of this chapter, through the exercise by Congress of its power to regulate commerce among the several States and with foreign nations, to correct and as rapidly as practicable to eliminate the conditions above referred to in such industries without substantially curtailing employment or earning power.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek.
Outcome: 05/24/2021 33 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: For the foregoing reasons, the Court GRANTS Plaintiff Sarah Johnson's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF Nos. 31 - 32 ) and ENTERS judgment in the amount of $88,425.00, representing $44,212.50 back pay due to Plaintiff, in favor of Plaintiff against Defendant. (Ordered by Judge Reed C. O'Connor on 5/24/2021) (bdb) (Entered: 05/24/2021)
05/24/2021 34 FINAL JUDGMENT: On May 24, 2021, the Court granted Plaintiff Sarah Johnson's Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 31). Mem. Op. & Order, ECF No. 33 . It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED, and DECREED that Judgment be entered in favor of Plaintiff on all claims, and Defendant shall be liable to Plaintiffs in the amount of $88,425.00. (Ordered by Judge Reed C. O'Connor on 5/24/2021) (sre) (Entered: 05/24/2021)