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  • calender 25 January 2023 category Overtime
    Workers in the oil and gas industry are often misclassified as exempt employees and are not paid overtime. However, this is usually illegal. The law requires employers to pay their workers overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. Many employers attempt to avoid this requirement by paying their employees a "day rate". This means that the employee
  • calender 01 July 2020 category Overtime
    Fieldworkers for oil and gas companies around the nation often have trouble getting the overtime pay they deserve, and many are afraid to ask questions or talk to their employers about their concerns. Although it’s recommended that you speak to an experienced attorney before you decide to confront your employer, it is likely that you will need to meet with
  • calender 20 May 2019 category Overtime
    Fortunately, most employers in Houston are honest and pay their employees all of the pay that they have earned. However, there are some dishonest employers who take advantage of their employees. They may refuse to pay employees what they have earned, which can include not only wages, but also overtime, bonuses, sick time, and vacation time. This commonly happens when
  • calender 20 May 2019 category Overtime
    Fortunately, most employers in Houston are honest and pay their employees all of the pay that they have earned. However, there are some dishonest employers who take advantage of their employees. They may refuse to pay employees what they have earned, which can include not only wages, but also overtime, bonuses, sick time, and vacation time. This commonly happens when
  • calender 23 February 2016 category Overtime
    Advancements in technology have changed the way Americans shop and travel, giving rise to an increasing number of workers who provide on-demand services. Driver-on-demand apps can provide a consumer with a vast array of services that are available simply by pressing a button on their phone. With quick efficiency, consumers can call a taxi or an Uber driver to take
  • calender 18 February 2016 category Overtime
    For telemarketers at a publishing company in Pennsylvania, taking breaks for water, a trip to the bathroom, or a brief rest was cutting into their wages. For each minute employees were not making sales calls, their salaries were docked, which often meant their paychecks were below the federal minimum wage. During an investigation of a Las Vegas telemarketing company, it
  • calender 20 January 2016 category Overtime
    For many people across the country, working in retail is a way of life. The hours are often long and the jobs can be stressful. When these employees work more than 40 hours per week, they also may very well be entitled to overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. When this does not happen as it should, a
  • calender 30 December 2015 category Overtime
    For workers in the oil and gas industry, long hours should be rewarded with proper overtime compensation. Unfortunately, some companies fail to abide by the law, resulting in workers receiving less than what is truly owed to them. The U.S. Department of Labor is cracking down on this practice and several major employers have had to pay significant amounts to
  • calender 12 December 2015 category Overtime
    In mid-November, Mid-Continent Well Logging Service, Inc. agreed to a $1.4 million settlement with a former employee who was not paid the overtime compensation that he rightfully deserved. The substantial settlement represents a significant victory for workers everywhere. If the judge presiding over the case ultimately agrees to the settlement, it would bring an end to a proposed class action
  • calender 10 November 2015 category Overtime
    Recently, a U.S. District Court judge granted in part a motion filed by oil and gas industry employees in a collective action brought against their employer, Brazos Rock, Inc. The workers are alleging that Brazos failed to provide proper overtime compensation. Their case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Pecos Division. Unfortunately, wage