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Field Engineers in Oil & Gas Industry Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Overtime Lawsuit against Baker Hughes

On April 30, 2015, a former employee of Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota seeking overtime pay. He brought the case on behalf of field engineers who worked for Baker Hughes at oil fields across the country. In the complaint, he alleges that Baker Hughes misclassified him and other field engineers as exempt employees, asserting that the labor they perform as field engineers does not fit under any of the exemptions from the law's overtime pay requirements.

Baker Hughes is one the largest petroleum industry servicing companies in the world and employs 53,000 employees in 80 countries around the world.

Plaintiff's attorney Paul Lukas stated, "field engineers typically work long hours in the oil fields (often 12-hour days for 15 days straight) without receiving overtime compensation. We seek to get them paid the overtime premiums to which they are entitled by law."

Plaintiffs are represented by Paul J. Lukas and Carl F. Engstrom from Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The case is entitled, Williams v. Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc., No.: 1:15CV00049 (District of North Dakota).

Additional information about how to make a claim in the case may be found at or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.