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Suit claims Frac Tech Services failed to pay employees for all the hours they worked


By Carrie Bradon | May 31, 2019

NEW CUMBERLAND – A Hancock County man alleges his employer only paid him for 40 of the 72 hours he normally worked per week.

Justin Joseph Groch, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a complaint in Hancock Circuit Court against FTS International Services LLC, doing business as Frac Tech Services LP and John Doe citing the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

The suit states that the plaintiff was employed by the defendant and during the course of his work, was required to work 72 hours a week but was only paid for 40 hours a week. The suit states the defendants have "thousands" of employees who were not paid at a rate of time-and-one-half of their regular wages for overtime work.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by D. Adrian Hoosier II of Hoosier Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Ronald Wilson.

Hancock Circuit Court case number 19-C-37

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