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Kingwood, Texas firm digs in heels over unpaid OT, faces suit

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A Houston-area medical staffing firm refused to back down when the Department of Labor accused it of stiffing an employee out of overtime pay and then retaliating against the employee for complaining.

Now the DOL has filed a lawsuit against Alios Medical Staffing, based in Kingwood, as well as its CEO and its HR manager.

The employee told the DOL that when she went to the CEO and the HR manager to ask why she hadn’t been paid for eight hours of overtime, she was fired. The lawsuit also alleges the executives provided negative references that prevented the former employee from getting another job.

The amount in dispute—all of $56.

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