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Blog posts to keep you informed about pay and overtime practices

The overtime attorneys at Kennedy Hodges frequently post blog articles relating to overtime laws and wage disputes. To read our most current posts, please visit this page of our website. The payroll dispute lawyers at Kennedy Hodges represent victims of improper pay practices throughout the nation.


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7/1/2014
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NPR Asks Hard Questions About Energy Industry Wage Abuses

NPR’s StateImpact interviewed Galvin Kennedy as part of a piece on overtime abuses in the energy industry, looking to his experience representing fieldworkers.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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6/15/2014
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Do Your Fellow Field Workers Share Your OT Problems?

Are you an oilfield worker who has been denied overtime pay? Here are some things to consider if you think your coworkers may be having trouble too.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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5/10/2014
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Field Workers Often Misclassified as Independent Contractors

Are you paid as an independent contractor for field work in the oil or gas industry? This information about your legal overtime rights might surprise you.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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5/3/2014
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Galvin Kennedy Helps 71 Oil Field Workers Get Unpaid OT

With support from the team at Kennedy Hodges, seventy-one oil field workers from four states have reached a settlement with employer J&A Services LLC.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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3/22/2014
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Two Overtime Facts Day-Rate Field Workers Need to Understand

Many oil and gas employers break labor laws when paying their field workers. Here are two overtime facts that every field worker should know and understand.

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12/21/2013
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Unpaid Overtime Documentation for Oil & Gas Fieldworkers

Documentation is crucial to successful unpaid overtime claims. An overtime attorney for oil and gas fieldworkers explains what you should be keeping track of so you get the compensation you deserve.

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9/26/2013
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Field Workers: Not Getting Paid for Meetings Could Be a Wage Violation

If you are an oil or gas field worker who isn’t paid for meetings and training sessions, a wage violation attorney has important information for you.

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7/3/2013
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No Matter How They Are Paid, Oil and Gas Workers Could Be Owed Overtime

No matter how you are paid for your work as an oil and gas field worker, there is a chance you are owed unpaid overtime. A Texas overtime attorney explains.

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4/27/2013
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Why don’t all oil and gas workers receive overtime pay?

Concerned that you are not receiving the overtime pay you have earned as an oil and gas worker? So are we. Read on to learn what to do about it.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

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1/12/2013
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Purposeful Misclassification Causes Oil and Gas Workers to Lose Pay

Some employers in the oil and gas field purposefully misclassify their workers as “exempt” from the federal overtime pay laws. Our law firm fights back.

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9/18/2012
Galvin Kennedy
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Negotiating a Per-Diem Rate? You'd Better Know What You're Doing

In Illinois, energy companies offer per-diem or per-job rates as a way to avoid paying overtime to their oil, gas, and coal workers. Learn more here.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

6/15/2012
Galvin Kennedy
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How Energy Companies Cheat Texas Oil and Gas Workers

Energy companies go out of their way to cheat Texas oil and gas workers out of overtime pay. See how Kennedy Hodges will fight for the compensation you deserve.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

9/7/2011
KH Law
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Hurricane cleanup crews and oil workers overtime pay

Oil workers and hurricane cleanup crew employees denied overtime - order your free copy of our wage guide to learn your overtime pay rights under the labor laws

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

8/4/2011
KH Law
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Oil company Kinder Morgan in wage lawsuit

Kinder Morgan - one of the biggest companies in the oil industry - owes its workers overtime pay. 8,000 Kinder Morgan employees affected by wage lawsuit.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

7/27/2011
KH Law
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Should you be paid for travel time at work?

Most workers are never compensated for overtime pay owed to them. If you believe you are owed overtime order a free copy of our wage and overtime guide to learn

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

7/26/2011
Galvin Kennedy
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Top Questions That Every Oil and Gas Industry Worker Should Ask

Oil and gas workers are entitled to overtime in Texas. If you are an oil worker not receiving fair wages, order your free book from Kennedy Hodges.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

7/19/2011
KH Law
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Texas cleanup crew denied overtime - Anahuac workers misclassified as independent contractors

Misclassification as an independent contractor is all too common. Don't get robbed of your wages any longer! Order our free wage and overtime guide today!

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

7/18/2011
KH Law
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Texas oil companies not paying overtime - Overtime pay applies to all cities and towns for covered employees

We see many cases of employees who work in rural areas or in the agricultural sector and were not paid overtime. Order our free wage guide to learn your rights.

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

5/9/2011
KH Law
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Oil, gas, and field workers and overtime pay

Fixed salary, day rate and per-job rates - federal overtime laws affect your paycheck. Order our free guide to get more information on overtime and wage claims

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers

3/31/2011
KH Law
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BP Lawsuit for Employee Overtime Violations

BP faces overtime lawsuit. Don't be misclassified as an independent contractor. Order a FREE copy of 10 Biggest Mistakes that can Hurt Your Wage&Overtime Claim

Category: Oil, Gas, Field Workers