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EOG sued for overtime pay violations

EOG Resources has been sued by two former water consultants for overtime violations in federal court in New Mexico. One plaintiff worked for EOG from 2014 until March of 2020. The other…

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Bedrock and EOG sued for overtime violations

Bedrock PC 1099, LLC, an oilfield consulting firm, and EOG Resources, Inc. have been sued in federal court in Houston by a former water consultant for unpaid overtime. The lawsuit alleges that…

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FLSA Filings Down in WDTX in 2021

There were 181 FLSA cases filed in the Western District of Texas in 2021.  That is a ten percent drop from the 201 cases filed under the FLSA in the WDTX in…

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Court rules on Precision Directional overtime claims

A federal judge in Houston has issued a ruling in an overtime case involving Precision Directional Services, Inc and Precision Drilling Corporation.  A former worker sued both companies alleging he and others…

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Court refuses to enforce RigUp arbitration provision in OT case

A federal appeals court has refused to enforce an arbitration provision between a worker the consulting firm that hired him.  NZone Guidiance, L.L.C., an oil and gas services company, hired the lead…

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5th Circuit: Day Rate Workers Owed Overtime

Whether a day rate constitutes a salary under the FLSA is an issue that has generated substantial debate in the past few years, nowhere more so than in the U.S. Court of…

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Day Rate Overtime Attorney

Oilfield workers are often paid day rates.  Day rates frequently violate the federal overtime law, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. Department of Labor regulations specifically describe how a…

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Court: Day Rate Not “Piecework” Under the NMMWA

Under New Mexico’s overtime statute, the Minimum Wage Act (the “NMMWA”) an employer is required to pay an employee for overtime work. See NMSA 1978, § 50-4-22(E). An `employee’ includes an individual…

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Cypress Environmental and Cleveland Integrity Continue to Seek to Enforce Arbitration Agreements

This blog has previously covered the ongoing battles between plaintiffs suing for overtime pay, staffing companies and the companies that actually direct the workers. In the oil and gas industry, it has…

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