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Moreland Law Firm Files Oilfield Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Operators Shorted Overtime Pay

On Friday, November 17, 2017, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Midland, Texas against Globe Energy Services, LLC and Light Tower Rentals, LLC, both now doing business as Gravity Oilfield Services. The case was filed on behalf of Calvin Scott and a class of Operators for Gravity.

Scott brings claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”) against the oilfield services company. The FLSA is the federal law that requires covered employers pay their employees minimum wage and overtime. Employers that violate the FLSA are subject to double damages for all of the wages they deprived their workers. Employers are also responsible for the employee’s attorneys’ fees if the employee prevails.

Scott is a former Operator for Gravity. He claims that he was paid a salary plus a day rate but was not paid any overtime compensation despite working 60+ hours per week over the last five years.  Scott alleges this payment scheme violates federal law. The lawsuit alleges that Globe Energy Services, LLC was previously sued for this same violation in 2015 but continued violating the FLSA until October, 2017.

In the lawsuit, Scott is requesting unpaid overtime going back up to three years, liquidated (double) damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees. He also seeks to represent a class of Operators of Gravity Oilfield Services and is requesting lost wages, liquidated (double) damages, injunctive relief, and attorneys’ fees.

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