Lawsuit filed: Midland oilfield worker claims not paid for time to report to work, ready and in uniform

On December 5, 2013, the employment lawyers at Dunham & Jones P.C. filed suit in Federal Court in Midland, Texas against Helmerich & Payne, Inc. and Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company on behalf of former floor hand Mark Sims, alleging overtime violations.

Mr. Sims filed suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) for all unpaid overtime hours worked within the three-year period prior to the filing of the suit.

Mr. Sims, who worked in Midland, Texas, alleges that he was not paid for time he had to report to work, ready and in uniform, prior to the time his shift was scheduled to start.

If you or someone you know worked as a floor hand for an oil company, contact Doug Welmaker at Dunham & Jones, PC, at 1-800-344-4444 today.

About Doug Welmaker

Douglas B. Welmaker is an Employment Attorney with Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law, PC. He was raised in Houston, Texas and has been practicing labor and employment law for 20 years, representing Defendants and Plaintiffs in both state and federal court. In the last seven years, he has limited his practice to representing employees who have been wrongfully denied overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Welmaker handles employment cases including retaliation, minimum wage and overtime violations. You may contact him at 1-800-344-4444.