Case Title: Brotherton v. Advanced Oilfield Services, LLC
Case No. 2:17-cv-00825-MRH
On June 21, 2017, we filed this collective and class action on behalf of all current and former rig welders who worked for Advanced Oilfield Services as independent contractors or employees and were paid by the hour but were not paid overtime.
What is the Case about?
We filed this collective and class action against Advanced Oilfield Services in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for a class of Rig Welders who were misclassified as independent contractors.
The Case alleges that Advanced Oilfield violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying Rig Welders as independent contractors and wrongfully denying them overtime. Specifically, these workers were paid a by the hour, but were not paid overtime.
Plaintiff believes that he and other Rig Welders are entitled to recover unpaid overtime, interest on the unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.
Who is Eligible for this Case?
Anyone who worked for Advanced Oilfield Services as a Rig Welder in the past three years and was not paid overtime is potentially eligible for the Case.
How do I Join the Case?
You may join the Case by e-signing the Consent Form. You may also print out the form, sign it, and mail it to our office at, 819 North Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX 78401. It is important to sign and return this form as quickly as possible because the time period for your recoverable wages will depend on when this form is filed with the Court.
Can I be fired for joining?
The law prohibits Employers, or their agents, from firing, harassing, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee for taking part in a case for back wages.
Will this cost me anything?
You will not pay anything to join this case. This case is being handled on a contingency fee basis. Our firm will only be paid if we win the case and recover your back wages. Our payment will come out of the recovery amount.
We filed this Case on June 21, 2017.
Defendant filed their Answer on August 10, 2017.
A Case Management Conference was held on October 4, 2017.
We submitted our Motion to Certify the Class on March 27, 2018.
Defendant submitted their motion opposing Class Certification on May 10, 2018.
Our Motion for Conditional Certification of the Class of Rig Welders was granted on August 9, 2018.
Our notice plan was approved on September 28, 2018.