Case Title: McCollum v. XTO Energy, Inc.
Case No. CIV-18-80-HE
On January 25, 2018, we filed this collective action on behalf of all completions/drilling consultants who were not paid overtime, this includes completions/drilling consultant misclassified as independent contractors.
What is the Case about?
We filed this collective and class action against XTO Energy in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma for a class of oil field workers who were misclassified as independent contractors.
The Case alleges that XTO violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying completions/drilling consultants as independent contractors and wrongfully denying them overtime. Specifically, these workers were paid a day rate, but were not paid any overtime.
Plaintiffs believe that they and other completions/drilling consultants are entitled to recover unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, interest on the unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and costs.
Who is Eligible for this Case?
Anyone who worked for XTO as a completions/drilling consultants 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 January 25, 2018.
Defendant filed their Answer on March 22, 2018.
Our Motion for Conditional Certification is to be submitted on or before December 1, 2018.