What a Stronger Department of Labor Means

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This is a news release from the Department of Labor:

Halliburton Pays Nearly $18.3 Million in Overtime Owed to More than 1,000 Employees Nationwide after US Labor Department Investigation

Global Oil And Gas Service Provider Failed To Pay Overtime

HOUSTON — In one of the largest recoveries of overtime wages in recent years for the U.S. Department of Labor, oil and gas service provider, Halliburton, has agreed to pay $18,293,557 to 1,016 employees nationwide. The department’s Wage and Hour Division investigated Halliburton as part of an ongoing, multi-year compliance initiative in the oil and gas industry in the Southwest and Northeast.

Investigators found Halliburton incorrectly categorized employees in 28 job positions as exempt from overtime. The company did not pay overtime to these salaried employees—working as field service representatives, pipe recovery specialists, drilling tech advisors, perforating specialists and reliability tech specialists—when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek…

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