Former Worker Claims Schlumberger Refused OT Pay

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT) -- A former employee hit Schlumberger Ltd. with a proposed collective action in Texas federal court on Monday, claiming the oilfield services giant ducked standard overtime pay while routinely forcing workers to work more than 40 hours per week.

Lead plaintiff Carter Robertson alleged that while employed as a wireline operator for Schlumberger, the company intentionally misclassified him as an exempt employee, depriving him of overtime pay and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“Because Schlumberger failed to treat and/or classify Robertson as a non-exempt employee under...
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