HOUSTON – An oilfield worker alleges that an oil and natural gas company failed to pay overtime wages.
Richard Ferguson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Nov. 17 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against EOG Resources Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he regularly worked 12 hours per day, seven days a week for the defendant without receiving overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.
The plaintiff holds EOG Resources Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly improperly classified plaintiff as independent contractor and paid him a day-rate with no overtime compensation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order designating this case as a collective action and appointing plaintiff and his counsel to represent the interests of the class, award for unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and interest and such other and further relief. He is represented by Michael A. Josephson and Lindsay R. Itkin of Josephson Dunlap Law Firm in Houston and Richard J. (Rex) Burch of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:17-cv-03548