Pipeline Inspectors: What You Should Know About Overtime Pay

Pipeline inspectors are often paid a day rate and work long hours every week.  But this practice often violates federal and state overtime laws.  Within the past few years, a multitude of lawsuits have been filed against the companies that employ pipeline inspectors for unpaid overtime.  The following is a non-comprehensive list of companies that have been involved in pipeline inspector overtime lawsuits: 

Chenault Consulting, Inc.;

Kinder Morgan;

TransCanada USA Services, Inc.;

Onshore Quality Control Specialists, LLC;

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.;

Cleveland Integrity Services, Inc.;

Enbridge (U.S.) Inc.;

DCP Midstream, LLC;

Elk Energy Services, LLC;

Cypress Environmental Management-TIR, LLC;

Delek US Energy, Inc.;

MarkWest Energy Partner, LP;

Plains All American Pipeline;

Northern National Gas Company;

DCP Midstream, LLC; and

Phillips 66.   

The United States Supreme Court recently held that workers paid on a day rate basis are not exempt from overtime pay.  This means that day rate workers are eligible for overtime compensation.  If you worked as a pipeline inspector within the past three years and were paid a day rate, contact an experienced overtime pay attorney as soon as possible to learn of your legal rights.  Josh Borsellino has filed dozens of lawsuits on behalf of oilfield workers and offers free, confidential, no-obligation consultations for day rate workers.  Call Josh today at 817.908.9861 or email him through this link for a free consultation.  

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