Employees file lawsuit to collect the overtime pay they have earned
On August 12, 2014, James Menefee filed a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action against Mudtech Services, L.P. alleging that Mudtech misclassified all day rate employees, salary employees and consultants. Menefee alleged that oil and gas field employees, such as mud engineers, should be paid an hourly rate and overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours in a week. According to the lawsuit, Mudtech improperly paid its employees, shorting them countless hours of wages in a willful violation of federal law. This lawsuit mirrors the many other lawsuits filed against oil and gas services companies across the United States. As a result, Mudtech could be required to pay all of its day rate employees, salary employees and consultants up to three years of back wages, penalties under the Fair Labor Standards Act and attorney fees.
If you work for an oil and gas company and are paid a salary or a day rate, call attorney Zachary Stewart for a free and confidential consultation today at 304.914.3577 or 724.472.4697. Federal law allows you to recover only three years of back wages. Your claims may be expiring daily.