Unpaid Overtime

Understanding Overtime in Alaska

This article is intended to answer questions about overtime laws in Alaska. Alaska has its own overtime law, known as the Alaska Wage and Hour Act, or AWHA. Under the AWHA, many…

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New Mexico court certifies oilfield overtime case

A federal judge in New Mexico has granted conditional certification in a case filed by oilfield workers.  An oilfield worker filed suit against K. Allred Oilfield Services, LLC and its owner, alleging…

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Common Questions Regarding Oilfield Overtime Pay

What is considered OT? Overtime is generally one-and-a-half times a worker’s regular rate of pay for each hour worked above forty in a week. The Federal law that governs overtime pay is…

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What You Should Know About New Mexico Truck Driver Overtime

Truck drivers work long, hard hours, and they should be paid for them.  Truck drivers in New Mexico are often classified as exempt and denied overtime pay.  This practice commonly violates New…

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Court approves settlement of class action OT case against Xtreme Drilling

Oilfield companies continue to be sued for alleged overtime violations across the country.  A federal court in Colorado recently approved a settlement of a class action overtime case.  Xtreme Drilling is an…

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Court defers summary judgment motion in overtime case

When a defendant files a motion for summary judgment, a plaintiff may either respond to the motion or ask the Court to permit more time for discovery. A federal court in New…

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Court certifies overtime case against Trinidad Drilling

Day rates are common in the oilfield industry. They also can violate federal and state overtime statutes. A federal court in San Antonio was recently faced with the decision of whether to…

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Court grants motion to intervene in oilfield overtime case

A growing trend in recent years in the oilfields is large production and service companies using staffing companies to fill their workforce.  These staffing companies typically hire workers as “consultants,” classify them…

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FLSA Cases in Western District of TX up 20% this year

According to information from PACER, the federal court filing database, cases filed in the Western District of Texas under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the federal statute that governs overtime pay) are…

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