October 17 2014 / Oil & Gas

Gyrodata Employees May Be Owed Unpaid Overtime Wages

Gyrodata Inc, a Houston-based American company, supplies directional wellbore survey technology to many major oil companies, including Shell. They employ over 1,000 employees throughout the world, with offices in Scotland and Malaysia, as well as America. Among these workers, Travis Huval has filed suit through the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas…

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September 24 2014 / Oil & Gas

Denied Overtime as a Day Rate or Contract Oil or Gas Worker?

The oil and gas industry employs thousands of workers in a wide range of jobs, from accountant to drillers. Some spend long hours traveling between sites, while some perform hard manual labor on a daily basis but are Denied Overtime. No matter the position that you hold in a company, every worker is entitled to…

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September 19 2014 / Oil & Gas

Oilfield Workers and Overtime Law

Oilfield workers are known for pulling long hours and tiring shifts. The industry employees a range of workers, from drillers to engineers, accountants to managers, and even dockworkers and truck drivers. All of these roles perform essential tasks in providing the country with crude oil and other resources that keep our society running and these…

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September 17 2014 / Oil & Gas

Hourly Oilfield Workers Entitled to More then Per Diem and Truck Pay

In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act was approved by Congress, establishing a 40 hour work week and a requirement for overtime pay. This rate of 1.5 times the normal amount of pay for one hour of work must be applied to every hour beyond 40 that an employee works, unless they meet very specific…

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September 12 2014 / Oil & Gas

Oilfield Tankermen Commonly Misclassified as Exempt from Overtime

Federal and state laws dictate that all workers must be paid for overtime if they work more than 40 hours in one week. These employees must be compensated at 1.5 times their normal pay rate. Only a few specific exceptions apply to this rule, mainly for administrative and supervisory positions. Unfortunately, in the oil and…

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