Six Rio Grande Valley residents have received an award totaling more than $34,000 in back wages after filing a lawsuit against Weslaco-based Joli’s Orthopedic Shoes and Medical Supplies over unpaid overtime.
Represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and the Equal Justice Center (EJC), the workers were employed by Joli’s Orthopedic Shoes and Medical Supplies, which has stores across the Rio Grande Valley. According to the arbitrator’s decision, the workers worked more than forty hours per week but were not paid the required overtime.
One of the workers, Jose Hernandez, said the experience showed him that “if you stand up for your rights, you can get what you should be paid.”
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