No. 06-20671.

474 F.3d 828 (2007)

Gregorio Chavez SOBRINIO, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. MEDICAL CENTER VISITOR'S LODGE, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

January 4, 2007.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Albert Thomas Van Huff, Monshaugen & Van Huff, Houston, TX, for Sobrinio.

Kevin D. Jewell, Barbara Elliott Roberts, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin, Houston, TX, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before DAVIS, BARKSDALE and BENAVIDES, Circuit Judges.


Gregorio Chavez Sobrinio brought this suit against his former employer, Medical Center Visitor's Lodge ("MCVL"). He complains that he was paid below the minimum wage and was not properly compensated for overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-19.

While MCVL disputes the substantive charges, the threshold question is whether Sobrinio is covered by the...

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