CLAY – Two lawsuits have been filed against Taylor Rose Energy after former employees claim it failed to timely pay their final wages.
Joseph B. Tucker and Matthew Rucker were employed by Taylor until July 5 and July 17, according to two complaints filed in Clay Circuit Court.
The plaintiffs claim their employments were terminated and the defendant was required to pay their final wages on or before the next regular payday.
Taylor failed to pay the plaintiffs their wages in a timely manner, which violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim as a result of the defendant’s failure to pay their final wages in a timely manner, they are entitled to an award of wages and benefits due, plus interest.
Also as a result of the defendant’s actions, the plaintiffs are also entitled to liquidated damages for two times the unpaid amount, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and liquidated damages. They are being represented by J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia Ranson of Ranson Law Offices; and G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacobs Law Office.
The cases were assigned to Circuit Judge Jack Alsop.
Clay Circuit Court case numbers: 15-C-42, 15-C-44