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Fair Wage Laws

Consultants and Overtime: What You Should Know

An increasing trend in Texas and across the country over the past 5 years has been the use of “consultants” rather than employees by large companies.  This happens often in the oil…

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Drilling supervisors file overtime suit against Cheyenne Petroleum

A lawsuit has been filed by former drilling supervisors seeking unpaid overtime in federal court in Laredo against Cheyenne Petroleum Company.  Cheyenne is a privately held oil and gas exploration company. According…

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BP announces massive layoffs – will unpaid wage claims follow?

BP has announced plans to layoff a massive number of people. BP’s CEO Bernard Looney said the company would layoff 10,000 employees, equating to roughly 15% of the oil major’s global workforce….

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Texas Court Certifies Overtime Case Based on Single Declaration

Overtime cases filed under the FLSA may be brought individually or as a collective action, where the claimant seeks to pursue claims on behalf of other similarly situated workers.  In collective cases,…

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Sixth Circuit rules day rate workers not subject to white collar exemptions

The Sixth Circuit held that day rate workers were not “highly compensated” employees and were thus owed overtime, as the workers were not paid on a salary basis.  Former welding inspectors of…

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FLSA settlement agreements cannot be written to impose new terms that the parties have not agreed to

Attorneys fees can be a powerful weapon for workers in FLSA cases.  A recent case in the Second Circuit addressed the parties’ ability to allocate settlement funds as attorney’s fees. The plaintiff…

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Defendant fails to show arbitration agreements are enforceable

Employers often force their workers to sign arbitration agreements, believing that such provisions limit the company’s exposure if the workers later sue. However, courts have found many reasons why an arbitration agreement…

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Former cabling technicians sue for unpaid overtime

Former cabling technicians have sued their employer in the Western District of Texas, Midland-Odessa division, for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act (“NMMWA”), and…

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Chevron and DXP sued by former safety consultants for unpaid overtime violations

Chevron, a major oil and gas production company, and DXP Enterprises, Inc., a publicly traded company that offers compliance and consulting services to clients in the oil and gas industry, have been…

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