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SandRidge Energy, Inc.

Peck, et al. v. SandRidge Energy, Inc., Court File No. 5:15-cv-00950 (Western District of Oklahoma)

On September 3, 2015, we filed a Complaint against SandRidge Energy, Inc. in the Western District Court of Oklahoma seeking overtime pay. The named plaintiff, a workover completions consultant, brought the case on behalf of himself and all other similarly situated workers nationwide who were paid a day rate and no additional overtime premium. Plaintiff’s complaint alleges that SandRidge unlawfully classified these workers as independent contractors, and failed to pay them an overtime premium in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The lawsuit seeks overtime premiums, plus double damages.

Type of Case

Unpaid Overtime Wages

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Case Updates

  • September 9, 2018

    SandRidge Energy, Inc. Update

    The bankruptcy court approved the settlement, and SandRidge has started distributing the settlement proceeds.  As part of this process, settlement participants will be identified as holder of records for shares and warrants with a third-party agency, American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.  Once these steps are complete, we will notify settlement participants on how to access their equity security settlement distributions.  If you have any questions, please contact the case clerk, Louis, at 612-256-324 or lhunter@nka.com.​

  • March 26, 2018

    SandRidge Energy, Inc. – Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit - Update March 26, 2018

    As of this month, both parties have signed the finalized settlement agreement and approval papers will be filed shortly with the bankruptcy court. After the settlement is approved by the bankruptcy court, we will then get the case dismissed by the district court and then the settlement will be received. We do not have an exact date when we will receive settlements to send to clients yet, but as it will be happening in the near future be sure to contact our case clerk, Louis Hunter, at (612) 256-3224 or lhunter@nka.com if you have recently had an address change or any questions.​

  • September 18, 2017

    SandRidge Energy, Inc. – Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit - Update September 18, 2017

    In June of 2016, a preliminary settlement was reached with SandRidge. The parties are currently working on finalizing settlement terms to submit to the bankruptcy court prior to an October, 23, 2017 hearing date. After that hearing, there should be more complete news regarding the final amount to be recovered based on our claim class within SandRidge’s bankruptcy proceedings.

     

  • April 28, 2016

    SandRidge Energy, Inc. – Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit - Update April 28, 2016

    On January 16, 2016 the Court granted the parties stipulation to conditionally certify this case as a collective action and authorized us to send notice of the lawsuit to all workover completions consultants, workover consultants, workover wellsite supervisors, or others in positions with similar titles and duties and were paid a on a day rate basis who worked for SandRidge Energy, Inc. or SandRidge Operating Company within the past three years.  On March 16, 2016, we sent judicial notice to these workers. This notice provides information about the lawsuit and explains how to join it. If you worked for SandRidge Energy, Inc. or SandRidge Operating Company as a workover completions consultants, workover consultants, workover wellsite supervisors, or in a position with a similar title and duties and were paid a on a day rate basis within the past three years and wish to join this case, please sign and return a consent form.

    If you have any questions about this lawsuit, contact the case clerk, Louis Hunter, at lhunter@nka.com or (612) 256-3224.

  • April 28, 2016

    SandRidge Energy, Inc. Update

    On January 16, 2016 the Court granted the parties stipulation to conditionally certify this case as a collective action and authorized us to send notice of the lawsuit to all workover completions consultants, workover consultants, workover wellsite supervisors, or others in positions with similar titles and duties and were paid a on a day rate basis who worked for SandRidge Energy, Inc. or SandRidge Operating Company within the past three years.  On March 16, 2016, we sent judicial notice to these workers. This notice provides information about the lawsuit and explains how to join it. If you worked for SandRidge Energy, Inc. or SandRidge Operating Company as a workover completions consultants, workover consultants, workover wellsite supervisors, or in a position with a similar title and duties and were paid a on a day rate basis within the past three years and wish to join this case, please sign and return a consent form. If you have any questions about this lawsuit, contact the case clerk, Adwoa Afreh, at 612-256-3253 or by email at aafreh@nka.com

Additional Information

Do I Have a Claim?

This case was brought on behalf of persons who worked for SandRidge Energy, Inc. as workover completions consultants, workover consultants, and workover wellsite supervisors, or in similar positions, who were paid a day rate but were not paid overtime wages when they worked more than 40 hours in a work week. If you worked for SandRidge in any of the positions mentioned above, were paid a day rate, and were not paid overtime wages when you worked more than 40 hours per week at any time within the last three years, you may have a claim.

What Time Frame Does This Case Cover?

Under federal law, there is a statute of limitations that allows you to recover pay for hours worked within two years of joining the lawsuit. If we can prove SandRidge willfully violated the law, the statute of limitations may be extended to three years.

Do I Have To Pay Anything?

You do not have to pay anything to our firm if you join the lawsuit. We are handling this case on a contingency basis. This means we will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief either through a settlement or a final judgment or award, and our payment will only come out of that settlement, final judgment, or award.

How Do I Prove I Worked Overtime?

We will request records of all of the hours you worked from the company. Where the company does not keep accurate time records, most courts permit the worker to make a good faith estimate of overtime hours. You do not need to have proof of the hours you worked, and the court will generally accept a good faith estimate of your hours.

How Long Will This Case Take?

The length of this kind of lawsuit varies from case to case, but they typically last one to two years.

What About Retaliation?

The law protects employees from retaliation for asserting their rights, and if you suffer retaliation, you may be able to assert additional claims. If you feel you are the victim of retaliation for participating in this lawsuit, contact us immediately.

How Can I Help?

Right now, we are hoping to talk to as many SandRidge workers as possible to learn more about the case. If you have information regarding day rate workers at SandRidge, please contact the case clerk, Louis Hunter at lhunter@nka.com or call directly at (612) 256-3224.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn more about this case, feel free to contact the case clerk, Louis Hunter at lhunter@nka.com or call directly at (612) 256-3224.

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