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Computer and IT The Computer Professional exemption does not apply to all computer professionals. Learn your FLSA rights by ordering our free overtime and wage claim guide.
Service Technicians Repair and service technicians are frequently denied overtime pay and are not compensated fairly or all hours worked. Contact Kennedy Hodges' overtime attorneys today for help.
Independent Contractors Are you misclassified as an independent contractor? Order a free copy of our wage guide to learn how this affects your paycheck & your overtime.
Cable Installers Satellite and cable TV installers and technicians in are frequently deprived of the overtime wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Contact Kennedy Hodges overtime lawyers today for a consultation.
Sales Representatives Sales agents and representatives should know if they are owed overtime under the FLSA. Order Kennedy Hodges' free wage and overtime book if you believe you have been cheated on your paycheck.
Tipped Employees Waiters and other tipped staff are often victims of wage theft. Tipped employees robbed of wages should order Kennedy Hodges free guide to learn your FLSA rights.
Nurses/Healthcare If you are a nurse or healthcare professional not being paid overtime order a free copy of Kennedy Hodges' wage and overtime book today. Contact our wage lawyers today for a free case review.
Paralegal Find out if you are a paralegal who is owed compensation for overtime. Contact an unpaid overtime lawyer at Kennedy Hodges for a free, confidential consultation about your case.
Oil, Gas, Field Workers Many oil and gas field service technicians are improperly classified as exempt employees and are not paid for all the hours they have worked.
Call Center Workers Call center workers are frequently forced to work off the clock and are deprived of the overtime wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Contact a Kennedy Hodges' overtime lawyer today for a free case evaluation.
Banking Industry Many banking, mortgage and insurance employees are being deprived of fair wages and overtime. Order Kennedy Hodges' free wage guide to learn how to recover your back pay.
Retail Store Employees The retail industry is filled with unlawful pay practices and wage violations. Order Kennedy Hodges' free guide to learn your FLSA rights under the labor laws.
Accountants & Auditors Accountants and auditors without CPA are eligible to overtime. Learn more with a free copy of The 10 Biggest Mistakes that can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim.
Bookkeepers & Clerks Bookkeepers and clerks may be eligible to overtime pay. If you have been denied your wages order our free guide to learn your wage and overtime rights.
Other Workers We Help Denied your proper wages? Contact an employment lawyer from Kennedy Hodges to discuss what rights workers have under the labor and employment laws.

Attention Oil and Gas Field Service Technicians: You May Be Owed Thousands of Dollars in Unpaid Wages!

To find out more about your rights to overtime compensation, order a FREE copy of10 Biggest Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Wage & Overtime Claim. This informative book, written by the Houston overtime lawyers at Kennedy Hodges, contains the overtime law information your employer doesn't want you to know.

You might be owed thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime!

Field service engineers, field service technicians, tool pushers, mud engineers, and other field service workers are a vital part of a company's operations, especially for oil and gas companies. Unfortunately, these workers are often misclassified as exempt employees and are not paid overtime. However, this is usually not legal.   Most oil and gas field service workers are entitled to receive overtime pay and may not be classified as exempt, as their job duties do not fulfill all necessary requirements for exemption. Sometimes, companies agree to pay technicians a "per day" or "per job" rate, regardless of the hours it takes to complete the task. While this sometimes may work to your advantage, especially if the job is not very time consuming, it also can be a disadvantage if you are required to spend long hours on the task.   Employers often fail to pay these workers overtime, which is illegal. Even though you have a "per day" or "per job" rate, that still does not exclude you from receiving overtime pay. If you are a non-exempt employee, then you are legally entitled to receive overtime. Therefore, if you are a field service technician and have worked more than 40 hours per work week, you may be entitled to receive unpaid overtime compensation.  As a field service technician, you may be owed wages for unpaid work time that includes:

  • Calling in to check your day's schedule
  • Travel time to your first job site
  • Travel time between job sites
  • Meetings
  • Other unpaid work-related activities
  • Safety meetings.
  • Paperwork done at home of outside the normal work schedule.

Can I receive overtime if I'm on a salary?


Many field service workers are paid on a salary and believe that they are not entitled to receive overtime. This is not true! Most field service technicians are not exempt and, therefore, are entitled to receive overtime - even if paid a guaranteed salary! Whether you are paid a salary, hourly or on a day rate is only one of many questions that must answered in determining if you are exempt.  

If you are a oil or gas worker, field service technician, or field worker who has worked more than 40 hours per week and not received compensation for overtime, then you need to speak with an unpaid overtime attorney today. Contact a Houston unpaid wages lawyer at Kennedy Hodges for a case review and discussion about your rights to compensation for working overtime.

 

Galvin Kennedy
Founding Attorney at Kennedy Hodges, LLP