Day Rate Oilfield Workers Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Overtime Lawsuit Against Murphy Exploration & Production Company

On August 28, 2015, three former Murphy Exploration & Production Company workers—Robert Nesloney (a former construction consultant), Shawn Bradshaw (a former chief inspector and welding inspector), and Robert Fuller (a former utility/welding inspector)—filed a lawsuit in the Southern District Court of Texas seeking overtime pay. They brought the case nationwide on behalf of all construction consultants, welding inspectors, utility inspectors, chief inspectors, and those similarly situated who were paid on a day rate basis within the past three years. They seek to recover overtime premiums, plus double damages.

Murphy Exploration & Production Company, through various operating subsidiaries and affiliates, is engaged in crude oil and natural gas production activities in the United States and Malaysia, and explores for oil and natural gas worldwide. The subsidiary has its headquarters in Houston, Texas, and conducts business from offices in numerous locations around the world.

Plaintiffs’ attorney Michele Fisher commented, “Murphy’s day-rate employees are typically scheduled and work in excess of 12 hours each shift, resulting in at least 84 hours worked per week for weeks at a time. Despite working excessive hours on these long hitches away from home, these individuals do not receive any overtime pay. We seek to get them paid the overtime premiums provided by law.”

Plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher and Alex M. Baggio from Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The case is entitled, Nesloney et al v. Murphy Exploration & Production Company,No.: 4:15-cv-02504(Southern District of Texas).

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