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July 2017 Archives

Pelons employees file suit to remedy improper tip-pooling.

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Austin, Texas against Pelons Tex-Mex Restaurant on behalf of Jeremy Mohica and a class of Pelons servers (the "Servers").

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Revives Oilfield Workers' Overtime Case

On May 30, 2017, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Dewan v. M-I, LLC, and revived a case that a trial court had dismissed. This case is important because it addresses, and clearly rejects, an argument that companies are making with increasing frequency: that certain employees are not entitled to overtime compensation because they are subject to the "administrative exemption" from the protection provided by federal law.

Straight Time Instead of Overtime? Sounds Fishy.

The Fair Labor Standards Act became a federal law in 1938. At its core, it requires two very simple things: (1) minimum wage; and (2) overtime pay equaling time and a half for all hours worked over 40 in a week. Simple right?

KBRwyle workers paid straight time in lieu of overtime for all hours.

On July 14, 2017, Moreland Law Firm, P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Laredo, Texas against KBR, Inc., CAS, Inc. and KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC ("KBRwyle") on behalf of current field service representatives Jacob Shaw, Mitch Rosiere, and Alfred Jacques (the "Plaintiffs").

Gas Prices Dropping Means More Unpaid Overtime For Oilfield Workers

As gas prices continue dropping, consumers are happier to fill up their vehicles for less money at the pump. However, there are negative repercussions for oilfield workers. One of the biggest negatives is the large number of layoffs. Another disadvantage is unpaid overtime for oilfield workers.

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