Employees file lawsuit to collect the overtime pay they have earned
On September 19, 2017, Gary McLaughlin filed a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action against Seneca Resources and National Gas Company alleging that Seneca Resources and National Gas Company misclassified all day rate employees, salary employees and consultants. McLaughlin alleged that oil and gas field employees, such as Solids Control Technicians, should be paid an hourly rate and overtime for all hours worked over 40 hours in a week. According to the lawsuit, Seneca Resources and National Gas Company 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, Seneca Resources and National Gas Company 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. Federal law allows you to recover only three years of back wages. Your claims may be expiring daily.