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Oil Field Workers Reach $2.1 Unpaid Overtime Settlement

This is a settlement for the Unpaid Overtime lawsuit.

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Santa Clara, CA: A $2.1 million settlement has been reached between workers of an oil field services company and their employer, potentially ending an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit that alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). .

The class of “frac supervisor I’s” alleged Keane Frac GP LLC, Keane Frac LP and Keane Group Holdings LLC failed to fully compensate them for overtime worked. Specifically, the class alleged that supervisor I’s were misclassified as overtime exempt as a matter of company policy, and paid a salary plus bonus.

Named plaintiff in the FLSA lawsuit, Christopher Meals, states that he worked for the companies in oil fields in Pennsylvania starting in March 2013, and eventually worked a supervisor I from November 2015 through March 2016, according to court documents. Meals filed the complaint in November and alleged the defendants employ those “frac supervisor I’s” and other like employees with similar titles but in fact they perform manual labor for the companies’ hydraulic fracturing operations.

The case is Meals v. Keane Frac GP LLC et al., case number 2:16-cv-01674, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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