Berger & Montague is investigating potential class and
collective action lawsuits on behalf of oil and gas industry
employees who say they have not received overtime pay despite
working more than 40 hours per week.
In recent years, several companies in the oil and gas industry
have been faced with lawsuits filed on behalf of oil and gas
workers who claim they're not being paid correctly, or at all, for
their overtime work. One such lawsuit resulted in a $1.25 million
In addition to class action lawsuits, the United States
Department of Labor (DOL) has launched special initiatives to help
oil and gas workers receive the wages owed to them. According to
the DOL, most employees are entitled to overtime pay. While there
are exceptions, they are extremely limited and generally do not
apply to oil and gas workers.
The majority of oil and gas employees are eligible for overtime
pay, regardless of their compensation scheme, such as salary or
salary plus field bonus. Some employees working in the oil and gas
industry are paid on a day-rate basis, and some employers
mistakenly believe that means they are not entitled to overtime. In
most situations, federal labor law requires that employees be paid
overtime once they exceed 40 hours in a workweek. Day rate
employees are included in this category.
If you work in the oil and gas industry and suspect you are not
receiving proper compensation for your overtime work, get in touch
with us today. You may be able to file a lawsuit for your unpaid
have to pay any fees to the attorney?
Berger & Montague's class and collective action cases are
typically litigated on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and
the class do not pay attorneys' fees or court costs unless there is
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