On December 18, 2012, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania handed the Plaintiffs, hourly rig employees of Defendant, Precision Drilling, a victory in their on-going wage battle against their employer. The court denied the employer’s motion for summary judgment, holding that the employees had shown sufficient facts to continue their fight for unpaid overtime wages.
On January 7, 2013, the federal Court overseeing the overtime wage dispute against Precision Drilling, L.P., granted the employees’ request, over Precision Drilling’s objections, to certify the case as a nation-wide collective class action. By Court order, any individual who worked for Precision Drilling as an hourly rig employee in the United States may now join the lawsuit.
In October of 2011, two hourly rig employees filed suit against their employer, Precision Drilling, for failing to pay them for overtime hours worked changing into and out of their personal protective equipment. Precision Drilling admitted in their response that they generally do not pay for such time.
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