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News | Aug 28, 2015

DAY-RATE FIELD WORKERS IN THE OIL/GAS/NATURAL GAS/FRACKING INDUSTRY ARE OFTEN ENTITLED TO OVERTIME COMPENSATION UNDER FEDERAL AND STATE LAW

Our firm has substantial experience representing oil, gas, and fracking field workers in overtime rights litigation arising in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania as well as other states such as Colorado, North Dakota, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, and Texas.  These workers are often provided with numerous job titles such as Truck Pushers, Truck Supervisors, Solids Control Technicians, Mud Loggers, Mud Logging Technicians, Service Technicians, Fluid Service Technicians, and Rig Operators just to name a few.  Regardless of the specific job title, however, such oil and gas field workers typically work very long hours and are easily working over 40 hours during a workweek, but are not receiving overtime pay.

In an attempt to avoid paying overtime, oil, gas and fracking companies will often pay field workers a “day-rate” payment for each day spent working in the field.  Such pay practices may violate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and applicable state law, by failing to workers overtime compensation, i.e. pay for one and one-half times their regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

For example, our firm is currently represents day-rate field workers in federal overtime lawsuits against Flint Energy Services, Inc., Grant Production Testing Services Inc., Kestrel Engineering, Inc., Kestrel Energy, LLC, TForce Energy Services, Inc., and WhipperHill Consulting, LLC.

If you (or a friend or family member) are a former or current field worker for one of these companies or another company in the oil, gas, or fracking industry, you may be entitled to unpaid overtime compensation. Please do not hesitate to call.  The phone call will be free of charge and completely confidential.

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