• Third Circuit’s Groundbreaking “Fact-Specific Inquiry” Test: A Look at the Tyger v. Precision Drilling Corp Case
    calender 19 October 2023 category General
    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has long served as a bulwark of labor rights in the United States, safeguarding employees' entitlement to fair compensation for their toil. Nevertheless, determining what constitutes compensable work-related activities under the FLSA has been a perennial source of legal debate. A recent decision in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Tyger v. Precision Drilling
  • calender 15 June 2023 category General
    The United States Supreme Court recently made a ruling that affects how some employees are paid. In the case of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. v. Hewitt, the Court decided that paying employees based on a "day rate" does not meet the requirements of the salary basis test under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This means that even highly
  • 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