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Oilfield Wireline Technician Files Class Lawsuit in Midland

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Moreland Verrett, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Midland, Texas against a group of employers owned by Bishop Lifting Products, Inc. (“Bishop”). The case was filed on behalf of Joseph Kirby, II and a class of technicians. Kirby brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) against […]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Mewbourne for Misclassifying Oilfield Lease Operators as Exempt From Overtime

Our firm filed a class action overtime lawsuit in New Mexico federal court today.  The lawsuit is filed on behalf of a class of Lease Operators for Mewbourne Oil Company, Inc.  The Lease Operators work for Mewbourne in their locations across New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. This case is brought under both the FLSA (federal […]

Oilfield Operator Files Class Action Lawsuit, Alleging Employer Re-categorized OT Work Hours to “Travel Time”

Today we filed a class action lawsuit in New Mexico federal court on behalf of a class of frac operators claiming overtime violations against their employer, oilfield hydraulic fracturing and wireline services company FTS International Services, LLC. The lawsuit claims that FTS deprived its frac operators required overtime wages by recategorizing part of the operators’ […]

Satellite Installer Files Class Action Lawsuit

Today, we filed suit in federal court in San Antonio, Texas on behalf of Thomas Watt and a class of  satellite internet installers, claiming they were misclassified as independent contractors and are owed unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The defendants in the case are two entities—Roga Satellite, Inc. and Zavalla Bam […]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of RNs and LVNs Required to Work During Unpaid Meal Periods

On Monday, July 31, 2018, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in San Antonio, Texas against three Sava Senior Care entities, SSC Kerrville Hilltop Village Operating Company LLC, SSC Kerrville Edgewater Operating Company LLC, and SSC Kerrville Alpine Terrace Operating Company LLC. The case was filed on behalf of Rosario Passmore, Brenda […]

Oilfield Worker files class lawsuit regarding off-the-clock work and drive time.

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Midland, Texas against TNT Crane and Rigging, Inc. The case was filed on behalf of Timothy Repass and a class of TNT crane operators. Repass brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) against TNT. The FLSA is […]

Server Forced to Share Tips with Management Files Nationwide Class Action

Today we filed suit in Federal Court in Austin, Texas against Lonesome Dove on behalf of Mason Hoff and a class of Lonesome Dove’s servers in Austin, Fort Worth, and Knoxville, Tennessee. The servers bring claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) against Lonesome Dove, a Fort Worth-based restaurant with locations in Austin, […]

Merchandising Consultant Paid a Day Rate With No Overtime Files Collective Action

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Austin, Texas against TouchPoint 360, LLC and E.A. Langenfeld Associates, Ltd. (TouchPoint). The case was filed on behalf of Donna Arugu and a class of TouchPoint workers who were paid a day rate with no overtime compensation for hours they […]

Oilfield Worker Files Class Lawsuit Regarding Off-The-Clock Work and Hourly “Per Diem.”

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Midland, Texas against Lafayatte Steel Erector, Inc. (LSE Crane). The case was filed on behalf of Juan Galindo and a class of LSE crane operators and riggers. Galindo brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) against LSE […]

What Texas Oil Field Workers Need to Know About Compensation

The Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale represent two of the biggest sources of economic opportunity in Texas. Not only do oil operations in these areas generate enormous revenue, they also create much-needed jobs. Of course, none of this wealth would be possible without the labor of Texas oil field workers. Unfortunately, that labor is […]

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