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August 22, 2019

Fifth Circuit Confirms that a Day Rate Can Meet the Salary Requirements under the FLSA’s White Collar Overtime Exemptions

On August 21, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in Faludi v. U.S. Shale Solutions, L.L.C. that may prove to be an important decision for companies that utilize day rate compensation.

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June 11, 2019

Offshore Drilling Companies Can Rest Easy: Supreme Court Holds California Wage and Hour Law Inapplicable to Certain Rig Workers

On June 10, 2019, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state wage and hour laws do not apply to certain drilling rig employees working off the California coast.

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March 12, 2019

Fifth Circuit Finds Directional Drillers Are Independent Contractors

On February 28, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an important decision involving whether contract workers in the oil patch were entitled to overtime.