Former Self-Storage Employee Alleges Metro Mini Storage Failed to Pay Him Overtime

A former employee of Texas-based Metro Mini Storage Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the self-storage company and director Lorraine Drake alleging breach of contract for unpaid overtime wages. Michael Alford filed the complaint on Jan. 13 in the Houston division of the Southern District of Texas, alleging Metro Mini violated the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the source.

A former employee of Texas-based Metro Mini Storage Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the self-storage company and director Lorraine Drake alleging breach of contract for unpaid overtime wages. Michael Alford filed the complaint on Jan. 13 in the Houston division of the Southern District of Texas, alleging Metro Mini violated the anti-retaliation provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the source.

Alford previously made a protected complaint on Aug. 1, 2014, seeking compensation for unpaid overtime when he had worked more than 40 hours in a week, according to the January complaint. Alford claims he was paid for hours worked only between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The lawsuit states he was terminated after filing the protected complaint, the source reported.

The plaintiff has asked for a jury trial and is seeking actual damages for lost back pay, reinstatement or front pay, court costs and other relief, according to the source. He is represented by Houston attorney Ahad Khan.

Metro Mini operates seven self-storage facilities in Texas.

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