Case Number: 5:16-cv-00148-M
Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages
Case Status: Settled
Settlement Amount: $2,000,000.00
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Berger Montague served as co-lead counsel and obtained a $2 million settlement in this wage and hour lawsuit against T/J Inspection, Inc. on behalf of approximately 520 individuals employed in the United States as Inspectors paid a daily rate during the time period at issue. Led by Shanon J. Carson, Camille Fundora Rodriguez, and Alexandra K. Piazza of Berger Montague, the plaintiffs brought this unpaid overtime case alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and was captioned Lopez v. T/J Inspection, Inc., No. 5:16-cv-00148-M (W.D. Okla.).
Plaintiff and collective members were non-exempt Inspectors paid a daily rate who were employed by T/J Inspections to perform inspections on oil and gas pipelines for energy, public utility, and pipeline companies. Plaintiffs routinely worked well over forty (40) hours per workweek, throughout the duration of their assignments, and were paid only a straight daily rate, with no overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty. Plaintiff primarily claimed that Inspectors were not paid an overtime rate when they worked more than forty (40) hours per week. The settlement resolved the claims alleged in the action.
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