May 19, 2015 / Day Rate Workers

Per Diem Payments and Overtime

While it may seem as if cases in which wage theft occurs are isolated, the fact of the matter is, if you’re one of those who lost money, it does matter to you, a lot. According to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2014 alone they were able to recover…

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May 13, 2015 / Oil & Gas

Classification as Independent Contractor While Working in the Oilfield

Overtime pay is not a bonus. It is required by federal law, as dictated in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and this document explains that all must workers must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for any hours more then 40 that are worked in one week. There…

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February 13, 2015 / Oil & Gas

Are Major Oil Companies Denying Workers Their Rightful Wages?

Both federal and state regulations protect the rights of workers in all fields. Unfortunately, the oil industry is home to many workers who may be denied their rightful wages on a daily basis. Driller, MWDs, LWDs, engineers, and a range of other workers frequently put in 80 hours of work each week and fail to…

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February 12, 2015 / Uncategorized

MWDs Often Denied The Overtime Wages The Are Legally Owed

The massive and complex oil and gas industry involves tens of thousands of workers in different capacities. Among the oilfield employees, MWDs perform the pivotal role of providing real time information while drilling. Among other oilfield workers, MWDs are often denied overtime pay the most. Even though most work more than 84 hours a week,…

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February 10, 2015 / Oil & Gas

Top Causes of Oilfield Fatalities

It’s no secret that the oil and gas industry contributes an alarming number of injuries and fatalities each year. Workers face the potential for serious harm while performing dangerous tasks and pulling long, physically demanding hours. When operating massive machinery and handling hazardous materials, an accident can easily lead to Oilfield Fatalities. Among the sources…

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