Posted on by Michael Lore Employer: AIPC Energy, LLC Job Title: Solids Control Consultants / Mud Engineers Issues: Day-rate pay with no overtime / Misclassification as independent contractor Date Filed: 3/27/15 State: Texas
This lawsuit was filed against AIPC Energy by mud operations workers that it paid using a “day rate pay plan, with no overtime premium, and that it had classified as independent contractors. Filed as a collective action, this case seeks to recover unpaid back overtime wages for the entire class of Solids Control Consultants, Mud Engineers and other similar workers employed by AIPC who were not paid time and a half for all hours worked in excess of forty per workweek.
AIPC is in the business of providing oil field personnel to operators and other oil field services companies in need of alternative project staffing for mud operations. It typically scheduled workers for 12 hour shifts up to 7 days per week, resulting in significant amounts of overtime for which workers did not receive time and a half their regular rate of pay.
The case seeks to recover unpaid back overtime wages for the three year period prior to filing, along with an equal amount for liquidated damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs.