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Oilfield worker sues Spartan Flow Control for unpaid overtime

A former field employee has filed a federal lawsuit in Midland, Texas seeking unpaid overtime against Spartan Flow Control.  Spartan provides pressure control and flow back services in the oil and gas...

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Federal court certifies oilfield overtime suit

A federal district court in Midland, Texas has conditionally certified a case filed by oilfield workers against their employer for unpaid overtime.  Plaintiffs were employed by Rig Power and M3P (collectively, “Defendants”)...

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HSE Advisor files overtime suit against Marathon and others

A Health, Safety and Environment (“HSE”) Advisor recently filed suit in federal court in Houston, alleging that he and other HSE Advisors working for RWDY, Inc. (“RWDY”), Brian Owen and/or Marathon Oil...

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Former day rate employee files overtime lawsuit against Applied Consultants

A former employee of Applied Consultants has filed a federal lawsuit against the company seeking unpaid overtime and other damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA.  The lawsuit was filed in...

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Directional Drillers may be entitled to unpaid overtime

For years, oilfield companies have failed and refused to pay overtime to their Measurement While Drilling (MWD), Logging While Drilling (LWD), Field Service Specialist, Field Technician and Directional Driller positions.    In...

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Unpaid overtime suit filed against oilfield equipment rental company

A collective action lawsuit for unpaid overtime has been filed by several current or former employees of Rig Power, Inc. and its parent company M3P Energy, LLC in federal court in Midland, Texas. ...

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Unpaid overtime suit filed against oilfield inspection company

A collective action lawsuit for unpaid overtime has been filed in federal court in Midland, Texas against Knight’s Inspection Services, LLC.  Knight’s Inspection is an inspection company in the oil and gas...

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Oilfield workers driving trucks under 10,000 lbs may be due overtime

Oilfield workers often travel from job site to job site driving both commercial and full-size trucks.  Oilfield companies often refuse to pay oilfield workers overtime, claiming that they are exempt under what is...

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Texas court holds dispatchers entitled to overtime pay

The issue of whether dispatchers are due overtime pay has been heavily debated in recent years.  Last month, a federal court in Houston, Texas ruled that dispatchers for an oil and petrochemicals...

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What business brokers should know about Texas law and unpaid commissions

Any business broker who has been in the industry long enough has been cut out of a deal in which they should have been paid a commission.  These deals usually follow a...

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Oilfield layoffs may violate WARN Act

With the drop in oil prices, many oil and gas companies in Midland, Odessa, and across West and South Texas have announced mass layoffs.  Over the past several months, tens of thousands...

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Court: Timekeeping Policies Not A Defense to Overtime Claims

Appellate Court Concludes Timekeeping Policies Not An Absolute Defense to Overtime Pay Employers faced with overtime lawsuits often attempt to blame their workers for underreporting their hours.  In a recent case, however,...

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Are X-Ray Techs Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Are Radiology Technologists Owed Overtime? X-Ray Technicians, also known as radiology technicians, or RT’s, may be paid on an hourly, salary or per diem basis.  Regardless of how they are paid, the...

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Are Inspectors Due Overtime?

Are Inspectors Owed Overtime Pay? Many inspectors of all types (pipeline inspectors, health and safety inspectors, quality control inspectors, field inspectors, environmental inspectors, construction inspectors, etc.) are paid a salary or day...

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Court Rules Oil and Gas Worker Not Exempt from Overtime Pay

A federal court in San Antonio, Texas concluded that a Field Coordinator and Service Supervisor for an oil and gas services company was not exempt from overtime pay as a matter of...

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Oilfield Layoffs Will Mean More Overtime Lawsuits

As oil prices have dropped, and continue to remain low, many companies in the oil and gas industry are announcing that they are laying off oilfield workers.  Several of the largest oil...

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Texas Overtime Lawsuits Continue to Increase

The number of overtime pay lawsuits in Texas continues to increase this year.  In 2013, Texas workers filed 1,128 unpaid overtime lawsuits in federal court under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or...

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Court Denies Overtime Defendant's Efforts to Expand FLSA Suit

When employers are sued for overtime pay, they sometimes attempt to assert counterclaims against the employee(s) to gain leverage in the lawsuit.  Such efforts are almost always unsuccessful, as courts have ruled that...

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President Proposes New Overtime Pay Rules

The White House has announced plans to enact new rules on overtime pay that could impact thousands of Americans.  In February, the Obama administration is expected to announce a proposed new rule...

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Oilfield Workers – Are You Due Overtime Pay?

If you currently or within the past three years have worked for an oil and gas or an oilfield services company, you may be wondering whether oilfield workers are owed overtime pay. ...

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