As a field service engineer with a gas company, can I receive overtime pay if I already receive a salary?

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A lot of oil and gas field workers believe that receiving a salary means that they cannot receive overtime pay, but this is simply not true. In fact, many oil and gas workers who receive a salary are still owed overtime, but their employers overlook the extra hours they put in or pressure employees into so-called “off the clock” hours in order to save money. 

Most oil and gas field workers are not exempt from overtime pay and should be paid for all of the time they put in at work—including time-and-a-half pay for any hours worked over 40 each week. If you are a non-exempt employee under the law, your employer cannot deny you the overtime pay you have earned.

However, it isn’t always clear if you’ve been affected by a wage violation, and much depends on your individual job duties—regardless of your job title and how you are paid. If you receive a salary, only a thorough review of your situation can provide the answers you need about your pay for “off the clock” hours and eligibility for overtime.  

If you have questions about unpaid overtime or other potential wage violations, we strongly encourage you to speak with us in a completely free, confidential, and no-obligation case review today. During your free case review, an experienced employment attorney can answer your questions, evaluate your individual circumstances, and provide guidance on the options available to you. To get started, simply reach out to us today at 888-449-2068.

Galvin B. Kennedy
Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.