A convenience store and its owner have been sued in federal court for overtime wage violations. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that generally requires that an employee who works more than forty hours in a week receive overtime pay at one and one-half their regular hourly rate. The lawsuit alleges that Pennie Tamme worked for Wimberley Mart, Inc. in Wimberley, Texas as a cashier and that she often worked more than forty hours in a week without receiving proper overtime pay in violation of the FLSA.
The suit seeks money damages for unpaid overtime, additional amounts for liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees and court costs. The case is Pennie Tamme v. Wimberley Mart, Inc., and Shaukat Mahesania, Individually, 1:17-cv-720, and is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. Ms. Tamme is represented by David Langenfeld of the Leichter Law Firm. Mr. Langenfeld is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.