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Look who’s striking it rich in the oil fields: Energy company pay practices excite wage & hour lawyers and Department of Labor

July 24, 2014

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Look who’s striking it rich in the oil fields: Energy company pay practices excite wage & hour lawyers and Department of Labor

July 24, 2014

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For the past several years, the nation’s oil and gas industry has boomed, creating multitudes of new millionaires.The growing wealth achieved by the industry has attracted some new actors with designs on grabbing their own piece of the oil/gas money pie—but these actors aren’t focused on what’s in the ground, but rather, who’s taking it out of the ground.  Specifically, plaintiffs’ wage and hour lawyers, the Department of Labor (“DOL”), and other regulators are applying ever-increasing scrutiny to the use by oil and gas companies of independent contractors and day rates to pay laborers. —Read more on Fish’s Litigation Blog

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