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Schlumberger Must Face Oil Driller’s Overtime Wage Lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2022, 8:43 PM

Schlumberger Technology Corp. will defend a potential class action alleging it didn’t pay overtime wages for oilfield drilling workers, as a federal court in Texas said the company failed to show that the plaintiff’s work was exempt from overtime requirements.

Trevor Guilbeau worked as a directional driller whose primary job duties centered on providing oilfield drilling services. Guilbeau brought suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act, alleging that his typical workweek encompassed about 100 hours but he wasn’t paid an overtime rate for time worked over 40 hours. He seeks to have the case certified as a class action.

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