Hot Demand for Laid Off Oilfield Workers in Chemical Plant Construction – Don’t Get Burned by Familiar Overtime Pay Schemes

We all know the bad news - major layoffs are occurring throughout the oil and gas drilling industry, but there is some good news on the energy jobs front as well. As the drilling business slows, major energy players are aggressively moving ahead with plans to build a number of chemical plants, and...
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8 Things Oil Drilling Workers Should Know About California Labor Laws

While times are generally good for California workers employed in the oil and gas drilling business, primarily due to the surge in drilling activity using fracking technology, there are a few things that oilfield workers should be aware of to ensure that they are being paid in compliance with California’s rather unique and favorable...

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Mud Logging Technicians Net $595,000 Settlement from Investigations Aimed at Overtime Pay Compliance in Oil and Gas Industry

Over 100 current and former mud logging technicians (mud loggers) employed by New Mexico based Morco Geological stand to share in the $595,737 in back wages the company has agreed to pay to compensate for violations of the minimum wage, overtime, and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The...

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