Helix Energy Solutions Group, Helix Well Ops alleged to owe overtime pay to rig superintendents

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Sep 20, 2018

HOUSTON – A Spring resident alleges he was paid a day rate by his former employers regardless of the number hours he worked.

Daniel V. Wilson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Sept. 4 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. and Helix Well Ops Inc. alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he routinely worked 84 hours per week for defendants as a rig superintendent with no overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek. The suit states the plaintiff was employed by the defendants from December 2012 to May 2018. The plaintiff alleges he was paid a day rate as a rig superintendent.

The plaintiff holds Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. and Helix Well Ops Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime to rig superintendents at the rate of one-and-one-half their regular rate when they worked for more than 40 hours in a workweek.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages in the amount of unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, interest, costs, attorneys’ fees and all other relief to which he and the members of the class are justly entitled. He is represented by Edwin Sullivan and Mark J. Oberti of Oberti Sullivan LLP in Houston.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-03100

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