On Monday, June 1, 2020, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP alongside Bruckner Burch PLLC, filed a class and collective action against Integrity Inspection Services, LLC, an oilfield inspection and maintenance provider, for unpaid wages. The complaint alleges that affected employees who ensured pipeline projects were properly constructed and maintained went unpaid for overtime hours. This lawsuit seeks to recover overtime compensation, plus liquidated damages, attorney’s fees and costs for day rate workers and similarly situated co-workers (collectively, “Day Rate Workers”) who have worked for Integrity Inspection Services in the United States. This lawsuit is brought on behalf of all similarly situated current and former Day Rate Workers pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New Mexico Minimum Wage Act (“NMMWA”).
Day Rate Workers for Integrity Inspection Services , such as inspectors, typically worked at least ten-hour shifts, six days a week, for weeks at a time, all while in some of the harshest working conditions. As a result, they regularly worked well over 40 hours per week. They were paid at a set day rate and also received, mileage, a per diem, and daily equipment pay, as part of their customary wages. Despite treating its Day Rate Workers as non-exempt employees, Integrity Inspection Services failed to properly pay them overtime compensation at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay. This alleged violation occurred when the oilfield service provider failed to factor in non-discretionary job bonuses into Day Rate Workers regular rate for determining overtime pay. As a result, the company significantly underpaid Day Rate Workers for overtime hours worked. Additionally, Integrity Inspection Services did not keep accurate records of hours worked by Day Rate Workers and other similarly situated employees which is required under the FLSA.
Affected employees include all current and former day rate workers in New Mexico and the larger United States who worked for Integrity Inspection Services, LLC, and were paid with a day rate and/or job bonus. To see if you may be eligible to join this matter, please call our firm, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, at (212) 300-0375. Also, if you work in the oil and gas industry and have concerns about your pay structure, you can also call us for a free and confidential consultation or visit our website for additional information.
You can also view the file complaint here.