November 20 2014 / Oil & Gas, Overtime

Drill Fluid Engineers Denied Overtime Wages by Anchor Drilling

The oil and gas industry is a field known for requiring long hours and tiring manual labor. Many workers pull 12-hour shifts throughout the week, accumulating more than 80 hours on the job in one week. In some fields, working this much would lead to a nice overtime bonus, but for many oilfield employees, they…

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November 14 2014 / Oil & Gas

Weatherford Misclassified and Underpaid Directional Drillers

Weatherford International operates as one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world. With operations in over 100 countries, the company employs over 60,000 people, with its operational office located in Houston, Texas. Among these workers are hundreds of directional drillers, including Logging While Drilling (LWD) and Measurement While Drilling (MWD) employees. These…

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November 11 2014 / Oil & Gas

Gyrodata MWD and Field Engineers Owed Overtime

The oil and gas industry is an important field that provides the necessary energy to keep our society going. However, workers in this field often pull long hours and extended shifts to complete their tasks, with many working over 80 hours in one week. These overtime hours should bring in extra income for hard working…

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November 07 2014 / Oil & Gas

WellBenders Directional Services Owes MWD and LWD Operators Unpaid Wages

Despite working long hours filled with physical labor and logging well over 40 hours a week, many oil and gas industry employees are denied their rightfully due wages and suffer the loss of unpaid wages. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that workers are paid at a rate of 1.5 times their normal pay for…

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November 03 2014 / Oil & Gas, Overtime

Newpark Drilling Fluid Service Technicians Owed Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) outlines that all workers are entitled to overtime pay, unless they meet very strict requirements for exemption. Those eligible for overtime must be compensated at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for any hours beyond 40 that are worked in a span of one week. Exemptions…

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