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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Case Illustrates Problem of Bonuses Not Being Included in Overtime Pay Rate

Calculating Overtime Pay Rate As discussed in our recent blog post titled Should My Bonus Be Included In My Overtime Pay Rate, a common but little known problem in properly calculating workers' overtime pay rate involves the failure of employers to include bonus payments. Failing to include bonus payments when calculating the regular (or...
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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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