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. Most oilfield workers are entitled to overtime pay. Oil and gas companies often use payment systems or schemes designed to cheat their workers out of federally-required overtime pay. If you are an oilfield worker, the following questions could be helpful in determining whether you may be entitled to overtime pay:
- Do you work 40+ hours per week without receiving overtime pay?
- Are you a short-haul driver paid per load, regardless of number of hours worked?
- Are you paid the same hourly rate even for hours worked over 40 per week?
- Are your bonuses excluded when calculating your overtime rate?
- Are you classified as an independent contractor and denied overtime pay?
If you answered yes to any of these questions regarding a current or past employer within the past 3 years, you may have a claim for unpaid overtime and could be entitled to lost wages, plus additional damages, and you should speak with an experienced overtime attorney to learn more.
About the author: Josh Borsellino is a Texas attorney who represents workers to get them the unpaid overtime they deserve. If you have questions about unpaid overtime, particularly if you are an oilfield worker who has not received overtime pay, contact Josh Borsellino at 817.908.9861 or 432.242.7118 or fill out this consultation form for a free evaluation of your legal issue.