Daily Labor Report®

Nine Energy Facing Certified Class in New Mexico Overtime Suit

June 4, 2020, 5:32 PM

A New Mexico oilfield worker can proceed as a class on claims that Nine Energy Services LLC and Peak Pressure Control LLC improperly classified him and about 150 other workers as exempt from state overtime rules, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The evidence shows that the workers were subjected to a uniform exemption policy and had a uniform job description, Judge Judith C. Herrera of the U.S. District Court for the District Court of New Mexico said, granting the class certification motion.

Jacob Rodriguez alleges that Nine Energy and Peak Pressure classified him and other salaried “pressure control operators” as...

To read the full article log in. To learn more about a subscription click here.