Our firm is currently handling a collective action case for employees of Precision Solids Control who were being paid a day rate but not overtime in violation, we allege, of the Fair Labor Standards Act. That matter has been conditionally certified as a collective action and notice mailed to current and former employees covered by applicable court order.
Many workers, particularly in the oil field industry, are paid day rates. If you work for a day rate you may still be entitled to overtime pay. Contact Kenneth D. St. Pe’ for a free and confidential evaluation of your case.
FAILURE TO PAY OVERTIME FOR DAY RATE EMPLOYEES
Under federal law, most workers who work more than 40 in a week are entitled overtime pay. In many instances, employers who pay their workers a day rate don’t pay overtime for hours over 40 hours. In some cases, workers are putting in over 80 hours per week during a given hitch and not getting the time and a half overtime the deserve and federal law requires.
This practice is very common in the oilfield and particularly in jobs such as solids control or mud techs, field engineers, pipeline inspectors, lease operators, service supervisors, pumpers, field coordinators and toolpushers.
If you were paid a day rate and not paid overtime, you may have a claim for wages against your employer or past employer. These claims can be significant and go back as far as three years. They may also include penalties on top of the owed wages.