Dynasty Wireline Services, LLC (“Dynasty Wireline”), the leading wireline service provider of the Permian Basin, has just been sued for unpaid wages by Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP and Bruckner Burch PLLC. The collective action filed seeks to recover overtime compensation for similarly situated salaried case hold completion managers, wireline engineers, and similar positions (collectively “Completion Managers”) who have worked for Dynasty Wireline in the United States. More than 100 Completion Managers could stand to benefit from this lawsuit.
Completion Managers consistently work at least twelve-hour shifts, seven days a week, for weeks at a time, all while in some of the harshest working conditions. The collective action alleges the company misclassified their completion managers across the board as exempt in order to avoid paying them overtime when working over 40 per week as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and corresponding state wage and hour laws such as the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act (“NMMWA”). In this regard, Completion Managers spend most of their time completing non-exempt tasks that include operating the truck’s equipment, rigging up and rigging down well sites, lowering tools inside and outside of the well, and performing pump downs. Moreover, Completion Managers are not allowed to interview, hire or fire employees. As such, Completion Managers should be considered as non-exempt employees entitled to overtime under the FLSA and NMMWA. This lawsuit is brought on behalf of similarly situated current and former Completion Managers who choose opt-in to this action pursuant to the FLSA to remedy wage-and-hour violations that have deprived them of their lawfully earned wages.
The oil and gas industry continues to face widespread issues regarding wage violations under the FLSA. If you are a current or former case hole completion managers, wireline engineer, or have held a similar position that was paid with a salary and/or job bonuses working for Dynasty Wireline during the last three years, you may be eligible to join this matter. You can reach us at (212)300-0375. Additionally, if you’ve worked in this field and were working long hours without any overtime compensation, you may have a claim for owed wages. Call us for a free and confidential consultation at your earliest convenience or visit or website for helpful information regarding your rights.
You can also view the filed complaint here.