A man is suing a global oilfield services company over claims of unpaid overtime.
Allen Gallow, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit Nov. 12 in the Pittsburgh Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against MudTech Services, alleging violations of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act, and the Ohio Prompt Pay Act.
The suit states that while Gallow worked for MudTech as a solids control consultant, from 2014 to June 2015, he regularly worked 12-hour shifts, seven days a week, for which he was paid a daily rate and sometimes per diem.
The suit states MudTech improperly classified Gallow and others in the class as independent contractors and did not pay them an overtime premium for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
Gallow and others in the class seek to recover unpaid back wages, interests, costs, penalties, and attorney fees.
Gallow is represented by Joshua P. Geist of Goodrich & Geist in Pittsburgh; Michael A. Josephson, Lindsay R. Itkin, and Andrew W. Dunlap of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs & Josephson in Houston (pending pro hac vice), and by Richard J. Burch of Bruckner Burch in Houston (pending pro hac vice).
Pittsburgh Division of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:15-cv-01482-NBF