Here is the latest on our current litigation.
Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law filed a nationwide collective action in Federal Court on behalf of completion, production, and drilling consultants who were misclassified as independent contractors and paid a day rate without overtime. The consultant who brought this lawsuit claims he worked over forty hours in a workweek and is in fact an employee entitled to overtime in accordance with federal wage and hour laws. To read more about this lawsuit or if you worked at Hardline and would like more information or to make a claim click here.
Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law filed a nationwide collective action in Federal Court on behalf of a Bayhost who claims that TopGolf failed to pay her wages in accordance with Federal Wage and Hour Laws. The Bayhost claims that TopGolf did not comply with the strict requirements imposed on employers who utilize the tip credit privilege. The Bayhost was paid overtime at a rate of less than $5.76 as required by federal law for tipped employees. To read more about the lawsuit or if you worked at TopGolf and would like to make a claim, go to www.TopGolfLawsuit.com.
Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law filed a nationwide collective action in Federal Court on behalf of a Quikrete driver who claims that Quikrete failed to pay him overtime. Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law filed the lawsuit as a collective action and will ask the Court to send to other Quikrete drivers who were likewise denied overtime a notice informing them of their rights to join this lawsuit. If you were a driver for Quikrete and were not paid overtime, you can join the lawsuit by going here.
JAN Resources, LLC
Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law represents water treatment operators or technicians employed by JAN Resources in a lawsuit against JAN Resources for its failure to pay overtime wages. The lawsuit alleges that JAN Resources classified its water treatment operators as independent contractors and paid them a salary without regards to hours worked. Subsequently, JAN Resources classified its workers as employees and paid them a day rate, but again did not pay them any overtime. Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law filed the lawsuit as a collective action and will ask the Court to send to other water treatment operators who were likewise denied overtime a notice informing them of their rights to join this lawsuit. You can read the lawsuit here.
If you worked as a water treatment operator or technician for JAN Resources and think you are owed unpaid overtime, please contact us and we can discuss your options.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law filed an Arbitration Demand against Halliburton for its failure to pay overtime wages to a Material Control Specialist. The Arbitration Demand states that Material Control Specialists are not exempt from overtime and that Halliburton violated federal wage and hour law when it paid Material Control Specialists a salary only. Material Control Specialists' responsibilities are clerical in nature and they do not hire or fire any individuals. Additionally, they do not use independent judgement or discretion with regards to matters of significance. Accordingly, the lawsuit alleges that Material Control Specialists are entitled to overtime pay because none of the wage and hour exemptions apply to Material Control Specialist. Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law believes there may be other Material Control Specialists who are paid a salary only and entitled to overtime. If you were employed by Halliburton and believe you are entitled to overtime, contact us today. You can read the Arbitration Demand here.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.
In this case, Sosa-Morris Neuman represents a former credit analyst for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and one of its subsidiaries, CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc. The lawsuit, which you can view here, provides that the Defendants misclassified their credit analysts as exempt despite those workers performing essentially clerical work. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal statute that governs the payment of overtime to most workers in the country, to be classified as ineligible to receive overtime requires satisfaction of a detailed list of elements. In this case, the plaintiff alleges that she was misclassified because her duties did not require the exercise of independent judgment and discretion because her work as a credit analyst was governed by procedures her employer implemented and strictly controlled.
If you worked as a credit analyst for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries and think you are owed unpaid overtime, please contact us and we can discuss your options.
Cajun Constructors, LLC, and Cajun Industries, LLC
Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law represents a former "assistant supervisor" employed by Cajun Constructors who was not paid overtime. Cajun Constructors paid the "assistant supervisor" a salary. However, the employee alleges in the lawsuit that he is entitled to overtime and that none of the exemptions from overtime apply to him. Specifically, the lawsuit states that the "assistant supervisors" would perform manual labor, did not hire or fire, and did not make decisions using independent judgment or discretion with regards to matters of significance. Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law has filed the lawsuit against Cajun Constructors and Cajun Industries as a collective action and will ask the court to allow additional "assistant supervisors" to join the case. You can read the lawsuit here.
If you worked as an Assistant Supervisor for Cajun Constructors, LLC, Cajun Industries, LLC or any of its subsidiaries and think you are owed unpaid overtime, please contact us and we can discuss your options.
Point Security, LLC
Many employers attempt to circumvent the legal overtime requirements by utilizing non-standard payment systems for their employees. Often these employers believe that overtime only has to be paid to employees that are paid on an hourly basis. However, that is not how this area of law works. If a worker is entitled to overtime, he does not lose that entitlement just because his employer pays him some other way than hourly.
Sosa-Morris Neuman recently filed a case against Point Security, LLC a state-wide company that installs and services home and business alarm systems. You can read the complaint here. In this case, the Defendant paid our client, a former installation technician, on a “piece rate” basis. Under this system, the Defendant paid a certain flat amount for each installation or servicing job performed but did not pay overtime despite the fact the installation technicians worked well in excess of forty hours every week.
If you worked as an installation technician for Point Security, LLC or were paid by your employer on a piece rate without overtime, please give our office a call and we would be happy to discuss your options.
Oil States Energy Services, L.L.C.
As demonstrated by the dozens of different lawsuits currently pending against various drilling and well services companies, the non-payment of overtime is a problem that plagues the oil and gas industry. Sosa-Morris Neuman currently represents former Measurement While Drilling (“MWD”) technicians for Oil States Energy Services, L.L.C. Our lawsuit alleges that the Defendant misclassified these plaintiffs and other MWDs as exempt despite the fact that these workers generally only perform manual or technical work at the well site. The burden rests with an employer to justify the non-payment of overtime to its employees and in this case, we maintain that the Defendant cannot satisfy this burden with respect the plaintiffs and other MWDs.
If you worked for Oil States Energy Services, L.L.C. or as a MWD for another company and were not paid overtime, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your options.
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