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Aveda Transportation and Energy Services

This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime premium compensation for oil and gas employees of Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. (“Aveda”). The workers allege that Aveda violated federal overtime laws by paying them a "day rate" that did not include overtime premium compensation for hours worked over 40 in a week.

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Case Updates

Mar 7, 2016

Today, our firm started this class/collective action lawsuit by filing a Complaint in the Federal Court in Williamsport, PA. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of employees who performed work on oil and gas rigs in Pennsylvania and beyond. The lawsuit alleges that, during some of the covered time period, Defendants Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. and Rodan Transport USA Ltd (“Defendants”) paid these employees on a day-rate basis and failed to pay extra overtime compensation when the employees worked over 40 hours per week. The lawsuit alleges that this practice violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”). You can access the Complaint below.

May 13, 2016

Today, the Defendant filed an Answer to the Complaint. In the Answer, Defendant denies violating the law and asserts that its pay practices are legal. You can access the Answer below.

Oct 31, 2016

Today, our firm filed a Motion seeking “conditional certification” of the FLSA collective. In this Motion, we request that the Judge approve a process whereby all of the employees potentially covered by the lawsuit will be mailed a written notice telling them about the lawsuit and a form that they can complete if they want to join the lawsuit. You can access the Conditional Certification Motion below.

Dec 27, 2016

We are pleased to announce that, earlier today, the Judge issued an Order granting the conditional certification motion. You can access this Order below.

Jan 6, 2017

Today, the Judge issued an order approving the notice and consent to join forms that will be sent to potential members of the FLSA collective. You can access this Order below.

Feb 24, 2017

Today is the postmark deadline for individuals to join the lawsuit by returning a consent to join form. To date, a total of 7 current/former employees have joined the lawsuit. We are very happy to be representing these individuals going forward.

Feb 7, 2017

Today, the Judge issued an Order setting the schedule for the remainder of the lawsuit. Under the schedule, all discovery must be completed by July 28, 2017. You can access this Order below.

Jun 22, 2017

Today we are pleased to announce that we have filed a Motion with the Court seeking approval of the settlement of this lawsuit. You can access a copy of this Motion below.

Jul 7, 2017

We are happy to announce that today Judge Matthew W. Brann granted our motion for approval of the settlement of this case. As part of his opinion, Judge Brann found that the settlement represented a fair and reasonable settlement of a bona fide dispute under the Fair Labor Standards Act. You can access a copy of the Court’s order and opinion below.

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