Energy Co. Wants Supreme Court To Nix Rig Worker's OT Pay

By Irene Spezzamonte (January 12, 2022, 2:02 PM EST) -- An offshore energy company urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reevaluate a Fifth Circuit ruling that determined a highly paid ex-rig worker is entitled to overtime compensation, saying the decision creates a conflict the justices need to resolve.

Helix is urging the Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision finding that a rig worker was not exempt from overtime even though he received a six-figure salary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. told the justices in a writ of certiorari docketed Tuesday that the split appellate court reached a "counterintuitive conclusion" in September when it found that...

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