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 industry. The former worker primarily worked in the Permian Basin, in the areas surrounding Midland, Texas. While employed by Spartan, the employee worked significantly more than forty hours per week. Instead of paying him overtime, Spartan paid the worker a salary. As such, Spartan denied the worker overtime for any and all hours worked in excess of 40 in a single work week. As a field employee, the worker performed a significant amount of manual labor, including building flow backs, bringing equipment to well-sites, provided pressure relief for hydraulic fracturing, provided flow control during drillouts, rigging up and rigging down equipment, and performing well testing, flow control, and monitoring. The plaintiff seeks unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees and other remedies under the FLSA.
About the author: Josh Borsellino represents oilfield workers in and around the Permian Basin and across Texas in cases involving overtime pay. If you work or worked within the past three years in the oilfield or in the oil and gas industry and have questions about whether you may be entitled to unpaid overtime, call Josh Borsellino at 817.908.9861 or submit a case inquiry at http://www.dfwcounsel.com/contact/ for a free consultation.