American Safety Services sued for paying day rates

Day Rate Overtime Lawsuit

Three former safety representatives sued American Safety Services, Inc., which does business as Signal Safety Services, Inc. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in New Mexico, claims that American Safety paid the workers day rates, and that this practice violated New Mexico and federal overtime laws.  The plaintiffs allege that they would typically work at least 90-100 hours per week, and that they were paid a flat daily rate for each day that they worked.  They did not receive any additional compensation for overtime when they worked more than 40 hours per week.  

The lawsuit was filed as a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, meaning that other safety representatives who were paid day rates can join the lawsuit if they choose to do so.  The lawsuit also alleges a class action claim under the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act, alleging that many of the safety representatives performed work in New Mexico.  The workers are represented by attorney Josh Borsellino.  

Paying day rates to oilfield workers continues to be a common practice.  But this practice often violates state and federal overtime laws.  If you were paid day rates and were not paid overtime for hours worked above 40 in a week, you may have a claim for unpaid overtime, and should consider speaking with an experienced overtime attorney as soon as possible to learn of your legal rights.  

Josh Borsellino – Oilfield Overtime Attorney

About Attorney Josh Borsellino: Josh is a Texas-licensed attorney that has represented hundreds of oilfield workers on claims for unpaid overtime. He has filed overtime pay lawsuits across the state of Texas, as well as in federal courts in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and others.  For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation of your potential overtime case, call Josh at 817.908.9861, email him here, or use this contact form.  

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