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 industry.  Specifically, Knight’s Inspection is hired by oil and gas companies to inspect tools and equipment used in the oilfields.   According to Knight’s Inspection’s website, it has field locations in Houston, Texas; Midland, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Casper, Wyoming; and Dickinson, North Dakota.

According to the complaint filed against Knight’s Inspection in federal court, Inspector’s Hands at Knight’s Inspection are misclassified as independent contractors, rather than employees, and denied overtime pay, despite the fact that they had no control over their schedules or the jobs that they were required to perform, they did not share in the profits or losses in jobs they performed for Knight’s Inspection, and they were not allowed to work for other companies while working for Knight’s Inspection, since they were full-time workers for Knight’s Inspection.

The plaintiff seeks to have his case proceed as a collective action lawsuit so that any employee who works or worked for Knight’s Inspection as an Inspector’s Hand within the past three years that was classified as an independent contractor may join the lawsuit and seek overtime pay and liquidated damages. In order to participate in the lawsuit, Inspector’s Hands who were classified as independent contractors by Knight’s Inspection during the last three years must file a consent to join form. The plaintiff is represented by Josh Borsellino of the law firm of Borsellino, P.C.  NOTE: Unless you receive, sign and return to Borsellino, P.C. a Consent Form stating that you wish to join the lawsuit, you are NOT a party to the lawsuit, and Borsellino, P.C. does not represent you or your interests. Persons who have evidence regarding this case or who wish to obtain a Consent Form to join the lawsuit may call Josh Borsellino at 817.908.9861 or submit a case inquiry at http://www.dfwcounsel.com/contact/.

The style of the case is Aceves v. Knight’s Inspection Services, LLC, et al; Cause Number 7:15-cv-00086-RAJ.

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