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Making Sense of the Increase in Oilfield Overtime Lawsuits

The past several years have seen an explosion of overtime pay lawsuits involving oilfield workers. To illustrate the dramatic rise in oilfield overtime litigation, one need only look at the docket of…

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Independent Contractor Overtime Lawsuits On The Rise

Companies are increasingly classifying their workers as “independent contractors” for a variety of reasons. According to Forbes, at least 100% of jobs growth over the past decade came from the growth in…

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Two new suits filed against Transglobal Services for unpaid overtime

Seven current and former employees of Transglobal Services, LLC have filed two separate lawsuits against the company, asserting claims for unpaid overtime. Transglobal primarily provides surveying, right of way and seismic services…

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Texas court rules on willfulness and employer status in overtime case

A federal district court in San Antonio recently issued an opinion which is instructive on the issues of willfulness as well as an individual owner’s liability as a joint employer under the…

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Fifth Circuit Issues Important Overtime Exemption Opinion

The Fifth Circuit recently issued an important ruling regarding the applicability of the administrative exemption with respect to oilfield workers. The case is styled Dewan v. M-I, L.L.C. It was filed in…

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Courts Continue to Rule for Workers in Mixed Fleet Overtime Cases

One of the hot topics over the past few years in overtime litigation has been the Motor Carrier Act (“MCA”) exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which provides that overtime…

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Federal Court Rules for Oilfield Overtime Class Represented by Borsellino, P.C.

A federal judge presiding in Midland recently ruled in favor of a large class of oilfield workers represented by Borsellino, P.C. seeking unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In the…

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Oilfield Consulting Firm Bedrock Sued for Alleged Overtime Violations

Bedrock PC 1099, LLC, which is an affiliate of Bedrock Petroleum Consultants, has been sued in federal court in Houston by a client represented by Borsellino, P.C. for alleged overtime violations. The…

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Oilfield Worker Sues Chevron for Unpaid Overtime

A former oilfield worker of Chevron U.S.A., Inc. has filed a federal lawsuit against the company, asserting claims for unpaid overtime. Chevron is a major oil and gas production company. Plaintiff worked…

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