A proposed collective action alleges that Bullet Energy Services, LLC – a company that provides salt water disposal services in oilfield operations – failed to pay its workers legally required time-and-a-half overtime pay and minimum wages.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from March 2016 to February 2018 and was responsible for driving saltwater loads from job sites to disposal sites. The plaintiff alleges that his pay was “capped” at a pre-determined number of hours for each load and failed to take into account how much time each load actually took. As a result, the defendant failed to pay the plaintiff for all hours worked, the suit claims, regardless of whether they were regular time or overtime.
The suit further claims that the plaintiff was not compensated for hours spent driving from one work site to another and that this also contributed to his improper pay. As such, the case argues that the plaintiff is owed unpaid minimum and overtime wages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Oklahoma Minimum Wage Act.