WAGE THEFT in the oilfield: How workers are losing out on thousands in overtime pay
Are Oilfield Workers Being Cheated Out of Overtime Pay?
Wage theft in the oilfield is rampant. Oilfield workers are the backbone of the energy industry, working long hours in tough conditions to extract the oil and gas that powers our economy. But, as we have previously written about, oilfield workers are being cheated out of the overtime pay they are legally entitled to.
If you or someone you know works in the oilfield, it’s important to be aware of your rights and the potential for wage theft. Under federal law, workers who put in more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly wage. However, some employers try to avoid paying overtime by misclassifying workers as exempt from overtime rules, or by simply not paying workers for all the hours they have worked.
This illegal practice not only robs workers of the pay they have earned, but it also puts law-abiding employers at a competitive disadvantage. It’s time to crack down on wage theft in the oilfield and ensure that all workers are paid fairly for their hard work.
If you work in the oilfield and suspect that you are not being paid the overtime pay you are entitled to, there are steps you can take to protect your rights. You need to contact an experienced employment law attorney to discuss your options.
Don’t let wage theft in the oilfield go unchecked. Stand up for your rights and make sure you are paid fairly for your hard work. Consult with a lawyer at Herrmann Law about your rights and learn what you can do to earn back the wages you are owed and end wage theft in the oilfield.
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For more information, call the Employee Rights attorneys at Herrmann Law. If you think that your employer has violated your rights as an employee, call us. We are proven, experienced, employee-focused attorneys representing workers across the United States in all types of workplace disputes. Use our Online Contact page or call us at (817) 479-9229. We are more than just a law firm for employees – we are an employee’s fiercest advocate, equipping employees with the legal representation needed to achieve the best result possible.