HOUSTON – An oilfield worker alleges that he worked more than 40 hours per week but was not paid overtime wages by a global oil and gas staffing company.
Justin Nigh, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on April 9 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Energy Professional Group LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff has been employed by the defendant since November 2017 as a flowback consultant. He alleges he was classified as an independent contractor and was paid a day rate with no overtime compensation.
The plaintiff holds Energy Professional Group LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly improperly classified him as independent contractors.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order designating this case as a collective action, award for all unpaid back wages, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief. He is represented by Michael A. Josephson and Lindsay R. Itkin of Josephson Dunlap in Houston and Richard J. (Rex) Burch of Bruckner & Burch PLLC in Houston.
Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-01103