Case Title: Laney v. Clements Fluids, Inc.
Case No. 2:18-cv-00207
We’re working with the Hommel Law Firm to represent all current and former Day Rate Workers, Salaried Fluid Technician Workers, and Hourly Fluid Technician Workers who worked for Clements Fluids.
What is the Case about?
This case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for classes of Day Rate Workers, Salaried Fluid Technician Workers, and Hourly Fluid Technician Workers.
The Case alleges that Clements Fluids violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying overtime to Day Rate Workers and Salaried Fluid Technician Workers. The Case further alleges that Clements failed to pay the correct overtime rate to all Hourly Fluid Technician Workers. Specifically, the Day Rate Workers were misclassified as independent contractors and were not paid overtime. The Salaried Fluid Technician Workers were misclassified as exempt employees and were not paid overtime. The Hourly Fluid Technicians were paid a “Trip Charge” bonus, but this bonus was not included in the calculation of their overtime rate.
Plaintiffs believe that they and other Day Rate Workers, Salaried Fluid Technician Workers, and Hourly Fluid Technician Workers 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 Clements Fluids as a Day Rate Worker, Salaried Fluid Technician Workers, or Hourly Fluid Technician Workers in the past three years are 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.
June Update: We filed this Case on May 16, 2018.
July Update: Defendant filed their Answer on July 12, 2018.
August Update: An Amended Complaint was filed on July 31, 2018.
September Update: Defendant submitted their Amended Answer on August 10, 2018.
December Update: This case was transferred to the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas.
January Update: We attended a settlement conference on December 20, 2018.
February Update: A Scheduling and Status Conference was held on February 13, 2019. There is still time to join this case before the case finishes. If you know anyone who worked for Clements please share this website with them so they may sign up as well before the case closes.