Oil and Gas Industry has become a Prime Target for Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuits

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From the April and May 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update ,  Richard Reibstein discusses recent misclassification lawsuits in the oil and gas industry. Richard writes:

In our blog post of May 4, 2018, we highlighted four recent cases within the oil and gas industry: a Colorado rig welder brought a class action for IC misclassification against a modest-sized oil exploration and production company, Whiting Petroleum; California well site drilling managers sued a large energy company, Chevron Corp., for misclassifying them as ICs; oil field workers monitoring wells settled their IC misclassification case against J&A Services LLC, an Oklahoma oil patch company, for $2 million; and Texas welders for a Chinese oil rig company, Honghua America LLC, sued the company for IC misclassification in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and settled for an undisclosed amount.

Source: April and May 2018 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update | Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Legal Blog

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