Gene Johnson Jan. 31, 2016, 5:39pm


HOUSTON – Two former employees of a Fort Worth-based oil field services company are suing their employer for overtime time wages that were allegedly not paid out.

Tarlton Pittard and Nathan Bernardino filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 30 against Red River Oilfield Sevices LLC, doing business as Red River Technical Services LLC, in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas alleging a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

Pittard, while working for Red River Oilfield as an EMI helper assisting with electromagnetic inspections from September 2014 to Dec. 4, 2014, claims he regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and in fact, worked regularly in excess of 80 hours per week – and paid on an hourly basis.

Bernardino, working in the same position from June 2014 to November 2015, alleges that he regularly worked in excess of 80 hours per week, paid on an hourly basis, and was not paid for all of his regular and overtime hours, which forced him to work "off the clock" and to not be paid for all hours worked during most workweeks. Both men claim they are entitled to be paid their regular wages and to be paid an overtime premium for all work performed during the hours worked over 40 each week.

Pittard and Bernardino seek judgment for an amount equal to their alleged unpaid overtime wages at an applicable rate, costs and attorney's fees. They are represented by attorney Josef F. Buenker of Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Court Case number 4:15-cv-03753

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