December 23 2014 / Offshore

Offshore Dive Team Member Jobs Often Underpaid

Although the immediate image of a diver for many people may involve brightly colored fish, the truth is that industries across the world employ thousands of commercial divers every year. The oil and gas industry requires Offshore Dive Team workers to install, inspect, operate and maintain offshore rigs and their equipment. In addition, teams must assist…

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December 18 2014 / Offshore

Offshore Divers Not Paid for Mandatory Pre-Shift Meetings and Other Working Hours

Most employment positions require instruction, training, and updates on how to effectively carry out tasks. For workers in dangerous roles, these meetings are essential in preventing potentially fatal incidents. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, all employees must be paid for tasks that are necessary to their role. This includes all training and safety…

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