Robbie Hargett Dec. 1, 2015, 12:18pm


HOUSTON--An employee is suing an oil and gas services company, alleging unpaid overtime.

Edwin Pena, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a collective action lawsuit Sept. 30 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against C&J Energy Services, alleging unpaid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, while Pena worked for C&J Energy as an oilfield worker in its fracking division, he generally worked 84-112 hours per week and was paid a hybrid salary and job bonus. The suit alleges Pena was not paid an overtime premium for time worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

Pena and others in the class seek to recover unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and court costs. Pena is represented by attorneys Michael A. Josephson, Jessica M. Bresler, Andrew W. Dunlap, and Lindsay R. Itkin of Fibich Leebron Copeland Briggs & Josephson in Houston, and Richard J. Burch of Bruckner Burch in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02865.

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