Fair Wage Laws

Court allows oilfield overtime class action to proceed

A federal court in Oklahoma recently denied an oilfield services company’s efforts to dismiss a collective action lawsuit seeking unpaid overtime.  A former employee of Gore Nitrogen Pumping Service filed suit against...

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Deductions for missing work can cause overtime problems for employers

Being able to go to the dentist, the doctor, take off for vacation or just being able to rest if you are sick is impossible if an employee cannot take off during...

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Texas Overtime Laws – What You Need to Know

I get calls all the time from people wanting to know more about the overtime laws in Texas.  The answer is both simple and complex – Texas does not have its own...

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Nurses sue for mandatory meal breaks, alleging unpaid OT

Nurses are beginning to file suit against hospitals because of mandatory meal period deductions. Nurses are being docked pay because of hospital policies that fail to properly compensate non-exempt nurses for work...

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Texas court refuses to enforce arbitration provision in overtime suit

A federal court in San Antonio recently refused to enforce an arbitration provision in an overtime lawsuit filed by nurses against their former employer.  Plaintiffs alleged that Defendants failed to pay their...

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Are security guards owed overtime pay?

Security guards frequently work long hours and are often classified as independent contractors and paid a flat hourly rate or day rate, regardless of the number of hours they actually work in...

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Security services company G4S settles overtime lawsuit

Security services company G4S Secure Solutions will pay as much as $130 million to settle a class action in California state court alleging that it stiffed thousands of security officers on meal...

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Overtime pay lawsuits filed against Energy First Engineering & Consulting, LLC

Four federal lawsuits have been filed against Energy First Engineering & Consulting, LLC (“Energy First”) within the past year.  Each of these lawsuits alleges that Energy First violated the Fair Labor Standards...

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Oilfield Casing Firm Butch’s Sued for Alleged Overtime Law Violations

Butch’s Rat Hole & Anchor Service, Inc., has been sued in federal court in Midland, Texas two former employees represented by Borsellino, P.C. for alleged overtime violations.  Butch’s is an oilfield service...

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Oilfield Worker Files Overtime Lawsuit Against DXP

A former worker of DXP Enterprises, Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against the company, asserting claims for unpaid overtime.  DXP is a publicly traded company that offers compliance and consulting services...

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Oilfield Worker Sues Chevron for Unpaid Overtime

A former oilfield worker of Chevron U.S.A., Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against the company, asserting claims for unpaid overtime.  Chevron is a major oil and gas production company.  Plaintiff worked...

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Workers Increasingly Suing Companies for Time-Shaving Software

Over the past several years, employers have increasingly used time-tracking software that allows them to keep track of their employees’ time down to the minute.  But in many cases, companies choose to...

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Fourth Circuit Rules for Workers on OT Case

Another “mixed fleet” FLSA case has recently been decided, with the Fourth Circuit ruling favorably for the plaintiffs.  As I have previously written, a “mixed fleet” case is one in which a...

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Fiberoptic Technician Sues for Overtime Pay

A fiberoptic technician has filed suit for unpaid overtime in federal court in Midland, Texas.  The plaintiff formerly worked for ABP, Inc., which performs testing on fiberoptic networks for customers in Texas...

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Tank Inspector Sues Brinkerhoff Inspection for Unpaid Overtime

A former tank inspector has filed suit against Brinkerhoff Inspection, Inc. (“Brinkerhoff”) for unpaid overtime.  Brinkerhoff primarily provides inspection services to oil and gas producers and others in the oil and gas industry. ...

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Oilfield Consulting Firm Bedrock Sued for Alleged Overtime Violations

Bedrock PC 1099, LLC, which is an affiliate of Bedrock Petroleum Consultants, has been sued in federal court in Houston by a client represented by Borsellino, P.C. for alleged overtime violations.  The...

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Independent Contractor Trend Raises Overtime Pay Issues

Large, mid-size and small companies alike are increasingly turning to independent contractors to replace their employees.  According to the Wall Street Journal in a September 14, 2017 article entitled The Second Class...

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Federal Court Rules for Oilfield Overtime Class Represented by Borsellino, P.C.

A federal judge presiding in Midland recently ruled in favor of a large class of oilfield workers represented by Borsellino, P.C. seeking unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  In the...

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Courts Continue to Rule for Workers in Mixed Fleet Overtime Cases

One of the hot topics over the past few years in overtime litigation has been the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”) exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which provides that overtime...

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Fifth Circuit Issues Important Overtime Exemption Opinion

The Fifth Circuit recently issued an important ruling regarding the applicability of the administrative exemption with respect to oilfield workers.  The case is styled Dewan v. M-I, L.L.C.  It was filed in...

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