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Patriot Drilling Fluids, LLC / Q'Max America, Inc.

This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime compensation for oil and gas workers of Patriot Drilling Fluids, LLC and Q'Max America, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Patriot and Q'Max violated federal overtime law by failing to pay the field workers overtime premium compensation for hours worked over 40 in a week.

Current and former day-rate oil and gas field workers for Patriot Drilling/Q’Max America can join the lawsuit by completing and returning the CONSENT FORM available below. We recommend that, before completing the form, you call us at (215) 884-2491 so we can answer any questions you have and make sure you are eligible to participate in the lawsuit. See below for information and lawsuit updates.

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Case Updates

Jun 6, 2017

Today, our firm and co-counsel, started this collective action lawsuit by filing a Complaint in the USDC for the District of Colorado. The lawsuit is brought on behalf of oil and gas field workers for Patriot Drilling Fluids, LLC and Q'Max America, Inc. These individuals held various job titles, such as "Solid Control Technicians" and "Mud Engineers". The lawsuit alleges that Defendant violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by failing to pay these workers overtime premium compensation for hours worked over 40 per week. Instead, the workers were just paid a flat amount for each day worked regardless of the number of hours worked. You can access the Complaint below.

If you would like more information about the lawsuit and whether you are covered or potentially eligible to join, feel free to call our our office at (215)-884-2491.

If you are a current or former oil and gas field workers for Patriot Drilling Fluids, LLC and Q'Max America, Inc. and are interested in joining the lawsuit, please complete the Consent Form below and return it to our office.

Jul 6, 2017

Today, Q’Max America filed an Answer denying that it violated any laws. A copy of the Answer is available below.

Sep 19, 2017

Today we filed an Amended Complaint which added claims under the Colorado Minimum Wage Act as well as the Colorado Wage Claim Act. A copy of the Amended Complaint is below.

Sep 20, 2017

Today we filed a "Motion for Conditional Certification of the FLSA Claim" asking the Court to order that a notice be sent to all individuals who, during any time within the past three years, worked for the Defendants in the United States and were classified as non-employees pursuant to either any version of a Master Service Agreement or a similar contract. This motion can be accessed below.

Oct 11, 2017

Today we filed a "Motion for Class Certification of State Law Claims" in which we ask the Court to allow the Colorado wage and overtime claims to proceed on behalf of the following group of workers: "All individuals who, at any time from June 7, 20113 to present, worked for some or all of the Defendants and were classified as nonemployees pursuant to any version of the Master Service Agreement or any similar contract." A copy of this motion is available below.

Jun 29, 2018

Earlier today, the federal judge overseeing this case entered an order terminating the case. If you have any questions, please call us at (215) 884-2491.

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