Posted on by Michael Lore Employer: Baker Hughes Job Title: Field Specialist Issues: Failure to pay overtime to field specialists who were paid on a salary and day-rate basis Date Filed: Date Filed State: Texas
Case Summary: This case claims that thousands of Field Specialists employed by Baker Hughes were deprived of overtime pay while being compensated using a salary and day-rate pay scheme. These employees routinely worked more than 12 hours per day and 80 hours per week performing technical services at oil and gas drill sites across the U.S. Despite working more than 40 hours per week (or over 8 or 12 hours in certain states), these workers were not paid an overtime premium as required under federal and/or state wage and hour laws.
The case includes both claims under the FLSA (federal law) and state law wage claims for Field Specialists who worked in California, New Mexico, Alaska, North Dakota, Ohio or Pennsylvania.