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Texas Oil Industry Layoffs Resulting in Increased Lawsuits and Other Legal Issues



With gas prices at record lows, several Texas oil and gas companies continue to lay off workers at alarming rates. As a city known for its oil, gas and petrochemical industries - Houston is no exception. In fact, employment lawyers are all reporting an uptick in lawsuits revolving around back wages, unpaid overtime, and even discrimination. Adding to the mess is the status of independent contractors - who seem to be prime victims since they do not directly work for these businesses.

According to data compiled by Androvett Legal Media, employment complaints also reached all-time highs in 2015. No truer is then in the Southern and Western districts of Texas, which are synonymous with oil fields, refineries, and gas manufacturing plants. Industry experts believe that if the current labor lawsuits continue to rise - 2016 may shatter all records in Texas for employment related lawsuits.

As the energy capital of the nation, Houston has seen over 515 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases filed in 2015. This is a dramatic 85 percent increase from 2010 - making the city the epicenter for oil and gas employment lawsuits. Our law firm is on the pulse of these soaring lawsuits - and are committed to helping employers and employees that need timely and effectiveand proactive legal representation. With years of extensive industry experience, we assist employers and employees in the following areas:

  • Overtime claims.
  • Non-competes.
  • Severance Agreements.
  • Discrimination claims.
  • Workplace investigations and audits
  • Employment contracts.
  • Independent contractor vs. employee status.

With employment litigation increasing in the oil and gas industries, you need an experienced legal team on your side. From overtime claims to severance agreements, the law offices of Garcia-Martin & Martin, P.C. handles all types of employment matters. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

281-277-3066 or on-line at www.mgmartinlaw.com

Posted by Lionel on 4/13/2016 4:47:24 PM

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Based in Houston, the attorneys of the law firm of Garcia-Martin & Martin, P.C. serve the business and employment law needs of clients throughout the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, including Fort Bend County, Harris County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, and the cities of Houston, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Stafford, Missouri City, Baytown, Katy, Galveston, Pear Land, Conroe and the Woodlands