Health, Safety, Environmental (“HSE”) workers (which are also known as Safety Consultants, HSE Supervisors or HSE Advisors) in the oil and gas industry are often hired as “independent contractors” and paid day rates. But this practice often violates federal and state overtime laws. Hundreds of HSE workers have recovered unpaid wages over the past several years. A number of oil and gas companies and the consulting companies that hire and pay the HSE workers have been involved in these HSE worker overtime lawsuits, including:
WSP USA, Inc.;
Quality Project Solutions Inc.;
Cenergy International Services, LLC;
Marathon Oil Corporation;
NES Global, LLC;
Jones Pipeline Services, LLC;
DXP Enterprises, Inc.
Chevron USA, Inc.
Petro Safety Services, LLC
Ovintiv USA Inc.;
Newfield Exploration Company;
Fishbone Safety Solutions, Ltd.;
Granite Services International, Inc.; and
FieldCore Services Solutions, LLC
The United States Supreme Court recently held that workers paid on a day rate basis are not exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Thus, HSE workers that have been paid day rates may be eligible for overtime pay. If you were paid a day rate within the past three years, you should visit with an experienced overtime attorney as soon as possible to learn of your legal right to unpaid overtime.
Josh Borsellino represents oil and gas workers on unpaid overtime claims. For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, call Josh Borsellino at 817.908.9861 or email him through this link.