11
Nov

Top 10 Oilfield Overtime Violations

Under federal law, employers must pay employees overtime wages when they work more than 40 hours a week unless their position is covered by an exemption established by law. Depending on their job duties, oil and gas industry employees may not fit under any overtime exemption. If the applicable exemptions do not apply, oil and gas workers are entitled to overtime.

Is your employer in the oilfield violating labor law?An employee may assert his rights to overtime through either the Department of Labor investigation or a private attorney. Hiring an attorney usually allows for quicker and greater recovery due to the potential of obtaining liquidated (double) damages from your employer.

Over the past year, oil & gas companies have been exposed for a multitude of high profile Fair Labor Standards Act violations. In September 2015, oilfield giant Halliburton agreed to pay oilfield workers 18.3 million dollars in back wages to more than 1,000 workers for unpaid overtime.

Private attorneys have also taken on the oil and gas industry. One such attorney, Jack Siegel of the Siegel Law Group in Dallas, Texas, indicates that he has already favorably settled three cases against oil and gas companies and has four more lawsuits against industry leaders such as Nine Energy, Sprint Energy and Schlumberger currently being litigated in federal court.

Mr. Siegel provides the following information to educate oil and gas industry workers about their overtime rights. Here are the top 10 reasons for oilfield overtime lawsuits based on his experience in the industry:

Paying Day Rate with Not Overtime. If your employer only pays you a day rate or day rate plus salary, you likely are owed overtime for all hours you work in excess of 40 in a week.

Paying Only Straight Time and No Overtime. If you receive only straight time (same hourly rate) for the hours you work over 40 in a week, you are not being paid overtime. You should be receiving 1.5 times more for your overtime hours.

Receiving “Comp” Time Instead of Overtime. If you are work for a private, non-government oilfield company, your employer cannot pay you “comp” time instead of overtime.

Paying Overtime Incorrectly. All wages, including non-discretionary day or weekly bonuses, must be included when your employer calculates your overtime. Oilfield employers commonly fail to include bonuses in determining your overtime rates to commit oilfield wage theft.

Manager Misclassification aka Calling You a Manager to Cheat You from Overtime. Employers also call people “managers” or “supervisors” to avoid paying overtime. This does not change the fact that many alleged “managers” or “supervisors” are non-exempt employees due overtime under federal law. If you spend the majority of your time on something else than supervising employees, your employer has likely misclassified you to get out of paying overtime.

Not Paying for On-Call or Standby Time. If your employer forces you to be on “standby” and you cannot do anything else during your standby time, your oilfield employer should be paying you wages and overtime for that time.

“Off-the-Clock” Work. If you are asked not to record all of your hours or are asked to clock out before completing work, your employer is violating your overtime rights. You should be paid for all the time in which your employer suffers or permits you to work. Your employer may not just turn their back to this work in order to avoid payments.

Forced Work During Rest & Meal Breaks. When your rest or meal break is not totally uninterrupted, your employer must compensate you for it. Period.

Non-Payment of Travel Time Other than Work Commutes. Your employer does not have to pay you for the time your spend commuting between home and work. However, if you are required to travel overnight or between work sites during your shift, you should be compensated for your time.

Mr. Siegel invites you to visit his law firm’s website at www.4overtimelawyer.com for more information about oilfield overtime violations and lawsuits.

29
May

Mediation Brisbane – Effective Dispute Resolution System

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Mediation Brisbane – Designing an effective dispute resolution system is important for managing conflict within your organization.

For further info on this matter, click on the link above.

25
May

Conflict resolution / Mediation – Mel and Alex

Mediation role play
Mediator – Jon
Alex – Cindy
Mel- Manda
Recorded by Ric

17
May

Mediation Opening Statement by Thomas Meyer

A mediation begins with an opening statement from the mediator explaining the rules and the process and it can end with binding written agreement to resolve some or all of the matters in dispute.

This opening statement is presented by Thomas F. Meyer, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator from Delray Beach, Florida. In this video, this mediator not only presents the basic rules of mediation, but also some extended insights and rationales to provide viewers with a behind the scenes look into how and why mediation has been such a successful method to settle lawsuits.

You will be able to observe how a mediator’s personality, training and experience can be combined to create a calm and level playing field for all concerned and how mediators will work to motivate and help the parties to communicate and negotiate with one another all within a controlled confidential proceeding. The video is divided into eleven sections;

1 Introduction
2 No Limits – Ask for What You REALLY Want
3 Mediator’s Role – Communication and Negotiation
4 Patience
5 Mediator is Neutral – Will Treat Everyone Equally
6 Settlement Authority
7 No Time Limits Allowed
8 Confidentiality
9 Compromise – Can You Handle the Truth?
10 Rules of Conduct – One at a Time with Respect
11 Self-Determination

To contact this mediator or for more information about mediation, please visit our website at www.4disputes.com.

14
May

Orange County Mediation and Conflict Dispute Resolution

Orange County California Mediation – Robert Owens talks about mediation, solving disputes and helping people for over 30 years.

Website: http://www.helpingleaders.com

10
May

Mediation Glendale California | Dispute Resolution and Contract Mediator

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7
May

Workplace conflict resolution & mediation training workshop course – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Workplace mediation and conflict resolution training in Melbourne (May 27 2013), Sydney (May 29, 2013) & Brisbane (May 31, 2013). Topics covered will include conflict, causes of conflict, barriers to resolution and different approaches to conflict. In addition we practice the mediation model and explore how bullying, harassment and power dynamics fit within the mediation framework. It is an engaging training workshop that will empower those that attend with the confidence to resolve workplace disputes and conflict.

Website: http://theconflictconsultancy.com.au/
Register online: http://theconflictconsultancy.com.au/training/registration/

3
May

Tchefuncte Middle School Drama Club presents MUNCHKIN MEDIATION (Part 1)

Conflict Resolution in the Land of Oz
a Bad Wolf Press Production
by Ron Fink and John Heath

DIRECTOR
Tammy Jennings

ASST. DIRECTOR
Dianna Lazaro

MHS INTERN
Jonah Boudreaux

CAST

MAIN CHORUS
Bella Gallardo
Lindsey Brown
Brooke Hogan
Camille Ybos
Bailey Tyrl
Madison Burke
Camden Theriot
Makayla James
Isabela Robert
Brianna Zuniga
Aubree Throckmorton
Gabi Golubitsky

MUNCHKINS
Cammi Bouvier
Larkin Applebaum
Madie Wibright
Krishna Hariprasad
Richansh Gupta
Isabella Applebaum

WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST
Danielle Garbarino
Sophia Bulovas

FLYING MONKEYS
Calvin Angelle
Macie Lazaro
Ella LeGardeur
Anna Trainor

MONICA MONKEY
Taylor Maxwell

DOROTHY
Olivia Faler

TOTO
Claire Timphony

WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
Sophie Gros

GOOD WITCH OF THE NORTH
Taylor Sledge

SCARECROW
Olivia Apatini

LION
Corryn Davis

TIN WOODMAN
Emma Guitterrez

WIZARD
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WINKIES
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Briahna Golubitsky
Kendal Hedrick
Amaya Henderson
Austin Sledge
Kirsten Thibodeaux

25
Apr

Conflict resolution, Mediation training

New ways of completing professional mediation training on-line and face to face