SAN FRANCISCO – Former well and drill site managers have filed a class-action suit against their previous San Ramon employer over allegations they were not paid overtime wages.
Christopher McQueen and James O'Neil, both of Texas, filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly situated on April 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Chevron Corp. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during their employment, they worked for more than 40 hours per work week but were not paid any overtime wages. The plaintiffs holds Chevron Corp., and Does 1-50 responsible because the defendants allegedly paid their employees a day rate and misclassified their employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime wage to them.
The plaintiffs seek unpaid back wages at the applicable overtime rate, unpaid wages owed, liquidated damages plus interest to be determined in trial, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Matthew C. Helland and Daniel S. Brome of Nichols Kaster LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-02089