Employees Say Refinery Contractors Forced Off-Clock Work

Law360, Houston (August 10, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT) -- Several hundred employees of two dozen construction companies working on a refinery expansion for Motiva Enterprises LLC launched a proposed collective action Wednesday in Texas federal court, alleging they were forced to work off the clock without pay.

Putative lead plaintiff Shawn Allen Hamilton is among some 450 workers who claim that their employers — all hired to work on a $10 billion expansion to Motiva’s Port Arthur, Texas plant — routinely forced them to perform tasks outside of paid working hours in violation of the...
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