Case Number: 2:15-cv-00326

Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $6.25 million

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Berger Montague served as lead counsel and obtained a $6.25 million settlement on behalf of a class of oil and gas inspectors who alleged they did not receive overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. Led by Executive Shareholder Shanon J. Carson, the case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio under the caption Fenley v. Wood Group Mustang, Inc., No. 2:15-cv-326 (S.D. Ohio).

The plaintiff’s complaint against Wood Group Mustang, Inc. (“Wood Group”) alleged that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. (“FLSA”) and Ohio state wage and hour law by failing to pay proper overtime compensation to employees who were paid on a “day rate” basis when those employees worked more than 40 hours in a workweek. The FLSA requires that employees must be compensated for all hours worked over 40 in a week at a rate not less than 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate. The plaintiff alleged claims seeking back pay and all unpaid overtime wages, plus liquidated double damages, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and court costs.

If you have experienced unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, unreimbursed business expenses, or other wage and hour violations under federal or state laws by your employer, please contact Berger Montague. Our award-winning employment lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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