Southern Connections and Services, Inc., an oilfield services company, has had two separate unpaid overtime lawsuits filed against it within the past two months, each filed in federal court in Midland. The two lawsuits, both filed by clients represented by attorney Josh Borsellino, allege that Southern Connections misclassified its field workers as independent contractors and paid them straight time and a day rate for each week worked, regardless of the number of hours in each day or each week. In both cases, the plaintiffs allege that they typically worked much more than forty hours per week and were not paid overtime for the hours worked over forty in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act (“NMMWA”). According to the lawsuits, Southern Connections has “roughly 100 field workers at any given time who often work 100 hours per week,” and thus Plaintiffs allege that there are a large number of current and former workers who may have unpaid overtime claims against the company.
Southern Connections provides casing and tubular running services, torque turn services, and other oilfield services. The Court has not yet ruled on the merits of the cases, meaning that it has not yet made any decision in favor of, or against, Southern Connections.
You may have a claim for unpaid overtime if you are or have worked for Southern Connections in the past several years and were:
- Classified as an independent contractor; and
- Paid straight time and/or a day rate with no overtime pay for your hours.
Josh Borsellino of Borsellino P.C. is a licensed Texas attorney who regularly represents oilfield workers on unpaid overtime claims. If you have questions about any potential overtime claim, call Josh today at 817.908.9861 or 432.242.7118 for a free and confidential consultation.