PITTSBURGH – A former employee of a global oil and gas exploration company has filed a class action over allegations he was not paid overtime pay.
Justin Bowie filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on July 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Division against Nabors Industries citing the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a solids control operator from January 2014 to June 2015. He alleges that he was misclassified as an independent contractor and was only paid a daily rate with no overtime compensation.
The plaintiff holds Nabors Industries responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime wages to the plaintiff despite allowing him to work for more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid back wages, liquidated damages, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Joshua P. Geist of Goodrich & Geist PC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Division case number 2:17-cv-00974-RCM