Pipeline Inspection Co. To Pay $9.2M To Settle FLSA Suit

Law360, Washington (February 22, 2016, 6:36 PM EST) -- An oil and gas pipeline inspection company agreed Monday to pay $9.25 million to settle a Fair Labor Standards Act class action in Pennsylvania federal court alleging it cheated its inspectors by paying them a flat daily rate no matter how many hours they worked.

Applied Consultants Inc. settled the lawsuit with lead plaintiff Tommy Fenley, who accused the company of violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act by failing to keep accurate records of how much time the inspectors worked and not paying them overtime even though it knew they routinely logged more than 40...

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