Case Title: Johnson v. Vehi-Ship, LLC
Case No. 3:2018-cv-00116
On January 17, 2018, we filed this collective action on behalf of all Driver employees of Vehi-Ship who were not paid overtime. This collective action includes drivers who were told they were Independent Contractors.
What is the Case about?
We filed this collective action against Vehi-Ship in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas for a class of Drivers who were not paid overtime.
The Case alleges that Vehi-Ship violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying Drivers as independent contractors and wrongfully denying them overtime. Specifically, these workers were paid straight time, but they were not paid any overtime.
Plaintiffs believe that they and other employees are entitled to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, interest on the unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.
Who is Eligible for this Case?
Anyone who worked for Vehi-Ship as a Driver and within the past three years and was not paid overtime is potentially eligible for the Case.
The Opt-in period for this case is still open.
How do I Join the Case?
You may join the Case by e-signing the Consent Form. You may also print out the form, sign it, and mail it to our office at, 819 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. It is important to sign and return this form as quickly as possible because the time period for your recoverable wages will depend on when this form is filed with the Court.
Can I be fired for joining?
The law prohibits Employers, or their agents, from firing, harassing, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee for taking part in a case for back wages.
Will this cost me anything?
You will not pay anything to join this case. This case is being handled on a contingency fee basis. Our firm will only be paid if we win the case and recover your back wages. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount.
We filed this Case on January 17, 2018.
Vehi-Ship filed their Answer on February 14, 2018.
A motion to compel arbitration was filed on February 14, 2018.
On June 22, 2018 the Court granted the motion for arbitration.
January Update: We filed for Arbitration but Vehi-Ship has refused to pay their Arbitration fee. As such we have filed a new Case.
February Update: The new case has been filed and we are trying to arrange mediation with Vehi-Ship to reach a settlement.
March Update: We have scheduled mediation with Vehi-Ship for April 25, 2019
April Update: We are preparing for our mediation with Vehi-Ship set for this month.