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Phillips 66 Snags Pre-Trial Wins in Overtime Dispute

May 1, 2019, 6:41 PM

Energy company Phillips 66 Co. will have to fight an overtime wage suit against just a single field worker on its own turf in Texas, a federal judge has ruled.

Plaintiff Carl Hester lost his bid to collectively certify a group of workers who were contracted out to Phillips 66 by Hayes Field Services Co. They allegedly weren’t paid time-and-a-half for their overtime hours, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Hester claimed his collective action could have covered 50 members, but he didn’t provide enough information to show that other aggrieved workers existed, much less that they were...

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