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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December 16, 2014 / Uncategorized

What do MWD LWD and DD do in the oilfield?

It’s no secret that the oil and gas industry employs thousands of workers across the country in many different positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 215,000 workers are employed in this field as of November 2014. These workers perform a wide variety of tasks, from manual labor to scientific research. Many…

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December 11, 2014 / Oil & Gas, Overtime

Archer Drilling MWD and DD Unpaid Overtime Class Certified

With headquarters based in Houston, Archer is a globally active oil company which provides a range of drilling services. In filling the needs of its clients, Measurement While Drilling (MWD) workers and Directional Drillers (DD) play important roles. These employees ensure that drilling is executed in the most efficient way possible through the use of…

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December 05, 2014 / Loss Prevention Managers, Overtime

Salaried Loss Prevention Managers Owed Unpaid Overtime

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, all employees must be compensated for overtime hours, unless they meet strict guidelines for exemption. Overtime is defined as any time worked beyond 40 hours in one week. These extra hours must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times a worker’s regular rate of pay. Unfortunately, many…

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November 21, 2014 / Oil & Gas

Oilfield Worker Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

Workers can sometimes lose their employment based on lay-offs, poor performance, or other issues, but sometimes a termination may violate a worker’s rights – in this case it would constitute Wrongful Termination. When an oilfield worker such as a driller, operator, or engineer loses his or her job based on an illegal premise, they may…

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