Oil field worker contends he and others weren't paid overtime

By Molly English-Bowers | Sep 14, 2015

A worker is suing his former employer over unpaid overtime and failure to pay the minimum wage.

Tyson Dooley brought suit Aug. 24 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Nine Energy Service, LLC. He also is seeking a collective action.

Dooley contends the defendant, based in Dallas, regularly scheduled him to work 12-hour shifts seven days a week in an oil field but did not pay him overtime as mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Instead, he says he was paid a base salary and job bonus, which did not add up to the minimum wage required by New Mexico, where the plaintiff and others worked.

The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury, unpaid back wages, court costs and attorneys' fees.

The plaintiff's attorneys are Michael Josephson, Jessica Bresler, Andrew Dunlap and Lindsay Itkin of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson, Houston, Texas, and Richard J. Burch, Bruckner Burch, PLLC, Houston, Texas.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-02433.

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