At Borsellino P.C., we represent workers in and around Midland-Odessa and across the Permian Basin who have been denied their rightful overtime pay. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), employers are required to pay their non-exempt employees for all hours worked over forty at a rate of one and a half times that employees regular rate of pay. Employers who fail to comply with this federal statute can end up paying out large sums of money to their employees.
Successful unpaid overtime Midland attorneys
Many law firms claim to represent oil and gas workers on unpaid overtime claims, but very few make it the primary subject of their practice. Borsellino P.C. has filed more than fifty unpaid overtime lawsuits over the past five years in every federal district in Texas as well as New Mexico and Arkansas. Most of these cases involved oilfield workers suing for overtime pay. And while many attorneys claim they handle overtime cases in Midland, very few law firms file as many overtime claims in federal court in Midland as we do. Over the past year alone, Borsellino P.C. has successfully resolved several large cases involving more than 100 oilfield workers with claims for unpaid overtime. If you are or were misclassified as an independent contractor, and/or were paid a salary, a day rate, piece rate or a flat hourly rate and denied overtime pay, contact us today to learn your rights.
Unpaid overtime disputes
At Borsellino P.C., we focus on representing workers with the following disputes:
- Independent contractor v. employee misclassification
- Exempt v. non-exempt employee analysis
- Unpaid overtime claims
- Back wage claims
- Unpaid bonuses
One of the most common issues raised by oilfield workers is that they are unsure of how they are being compensated. Oilfield companies often intentionally make the paychecks and paystubs vague so that their workers do not know how their pay is calculated. In addition, the job descriptions of many oilfield workers do not fit how the workers are being used – for instance, some oilfield workers are given fancy-sounding titles like “manager” or “supervisor” and told they are exempt from overtime, even if they perform field work. Others are told they are independent contractors and denied overtime pay. If you have been hired as an independent contractor but have your schedules set by your employer, work full time for your employer and do not have the freedom to accept or reject projects, there is a strong chance that you may have been misclassified and thus may be entitled to overtime pay. In order to fully understand the job descriptions, payment structure and procedures of one’s employer, the lawyers at Borsellino P.C. go through your pay stubs, time cards, policy handbooks, or any other form of documentation that implicates your employer. You are entitled to the protections of both state and federal law so if you have been cheated out of your rightful overtime pay, we will bring a lawsuit either individually on your behalf or collectively for a group of workers to recover your wages.
Call us today!
The attorneys at Borsellino P.C. are experienced in unpaid overtime compensation and are standing by to hear from you. We work on a contingency basis meaning that you owe nothing unless money is recovered for you. We offer free consultations and can be reached at 817.908.9861 or 432.242.7118. Don’t wait any longer – call us today!