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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Overtime Misclassification Claims – Loan Officers and others in the Financial Service Industry

Federal law requires employers to pay minimum wage and overtime to all non-exempt employees. Overtime pay is calculated as one and one-half times the workers' normal rate of pay for any time worked above 40 hours per week.  Thus, employers have an incentive to misclassify employees as exempt. The most commonly used exemption in...

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California Exempt Employees

What is a California Exempt Employee? California exempt employees are workers who meet California’s strict requirements for exempt employees, which means that they are not eligible for overtime pay under either the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or under California legislation. Because California’s labor laws are among the toughest in the nation, exempt...
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California Law for Overtime

California law for overtime is evidence that one of the best places in the country to work is the State of California which places a high premium on the protection of their citizens in the workplace.  Minimum wage earners who most often live from paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford to risk their jobs by...

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Overtime Lawsuit

A Change in your Job Duties May Change your Overtime Exemption Status An overtime lawsuit is often a class action suit in which a group of employees sue their employer for violations of federal and state overtime laws.  These kinds of lawsuits regarding overtime are occurring today more than any other time in...
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FLSA Overtime Rules

In spite of the FLSA Overtime rules, each year employees are cheated out of their overtime pay by their employers. While some companies may unknowingly keep from paying an employee the overtime pay that they are due some companies intentionally do not pay their employees the “time and half” pay that they are due for...

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Virginia Labor Laws

Virginia employees may not be protected from overtime violations by Virginia labor laws per se, but they are far from unprotected. Eligible or non-exempt workers are protected by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) laws which protect every U. S. worker. That begs the question, of course, just who is non-exempt and...

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