LOS ANGELES – A man alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor while he was employed as a wellsite supervisor.
Hernandez filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly situated on
Feb. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of
California, Western Division against
BNK Petroleum (US) Inc. and Does 1-30
alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for the defendant
from July 2014 to December 2014. The plaintiff holds BNK Petroleum (US)
Inc. and Does 1-30 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed
to pay the plaintiff any overtime premium for working more than 40 hours
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
unpaid back wages, liquidated damages, unpaid benefits, all legal fees,
interest, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is
represented by Matthew S. Parmet of Bruckner Burch PLLC in Houston,
Texas and Andrew W. Dunlap of Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs &
Josephson in Houston, Texas.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:17-cv-01262-DMG-SS