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Pipeline Inspection Company Loses Appeal to Force Arbitration

May 27, 2022, 9:07 PM

Neither Cypress Environmental Management nor its client, Phillips 66 Co., can force the pipeline inspection company’s employees to arbitrate a wage dispute, the Fifth Circuit affirmed Friday.

The ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is another loss for Cypress in its attempt to force its employees to arbitrate with its clients. Here, one of its inspectors filed a collective action against Phillips 66 alleging he was owed overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act after working at its facilities for ...