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Jury finds for oilfield truck drivers in overtime pay suit

Employers who fail to pay their employees overtime pay are in violation of the federal  law that governs overtime pay, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Employees that are not…

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Overtime and your bonus payments – what you need to know!

In Texas, with the boom in fracking, the oil and gas industry is growing, creating new jobs now than it ever has before. In order to retain their employees that are being…

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Texas Overtime Laws – Know Your Legal Rights!

Workers often ask us what are the Texas overtime laws?  While some states have enacted laws that apply to overtime pay, Texas has not, and thus overtime laws in Texas are subject…

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What is a willful violation of the federal overtime laws?

Working in the oil and gas industry can be rewarding and lucrative. However, employers in the oil and gas industry often take liberties with how their employees are paid and cut corners…

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Compliance under the fair labor standards act for overtime violations

Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) often seems to be an afterthought for oil and gas companies – West Texas is truly the wild west when it comes to overtime…

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Common overtime issues in oilfield jobs

Oilfield jobs in Texas are a hot commodity right now.  More than a hundred thousand barrels of oil are produced every month in Texas, which requires hundreds of thousands of man hours…

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5th Circuit says jury should decide whether mud engineers are owed overtime pay

Mud engineers that sued the employer for overtime pay won an important victory when a federal appellate court found that they should have their claims decided by a jury.  Two oilfield workers…

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Frac Specialists allege overtime pay violations

Fracturing Specialists are one of the most important jobs in the oil and gas industry. Frac specialists have a variety of job duties that can vary from company to company, including but…

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Are flow testers owed overtime pay under the FLSA?

Flow testers in the oil and gas industry are sometimes misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime pay.  When a well goes into production, it must be tested periodically to determine royalties…

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