Cutters Wireline Overtime Lawsuit
Civil Action No. 17-cv-01445-PAB-KLM

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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  • Cutters Wireline Group’s records show that you are a current or former Wireline Operator. This notice explains that you are permitted to join in this lawsuit as a Plaintiff. A trial will be held to determine whether the claims being asserted against the companies are valid and, if so, how much money Plaintiff(s) are owed. Judge Philip A. Brimmer of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado is overseeing this collective action.

  • This lawsuit is about whether Cutters Wireline Group failed to pay Wireline Operators their overtime pay. Cutters Wireline Group denies Plaintiff’s allegations and also denies any liability to any putative plaintiffs. Cutters Wireline Group maintains that its Wireline Operators were properly compensated in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements under the Motor Carrier Act.

  • No. The Court has not decided whether Plaintiff or Defendants are correct. By issuing this Notice, the Court is not suggesting the Plaintiff will either win or lose this lawsuit.

  • In a collective action lawsuit, one or more people called “Class Representatives” or ‘‘Named Plaintiffs” sue on behalf of other people who have similar claims. The people together are “Class” or “Class Members.” The employees who sued - and all the Class Members like them - are called the Plaintiffs. The companies they sued are called the Defendants. One court resolves the issues for everyone who chooses to join the collective action. The representative plaintiff is designated as your agent to make decisions about the case.

  • The law permits this kind of lawsuit to be filed as a “collective action,” which permits one or more plaintiffs to start a lawsuit and for other “similarly situated” plaintiffs to join the lawsuit to pursue their claims together. The Court has ordered notice of this lawsuit be sent to you as someone who may be similarly situated to other Wireline Operators so that you can decide whether or not to join the lawsuit.

  • This lawsuit generally is asking for Cutters Wireline Group to pay Wireline Operators “time and one-half” premium pay for all overtime hours worked. In addition, Plaintiffs are asking the Court to double any amount owed to each employee. For a free and confidential evaluation of the amount of overtime pay you might be owed, please contact the lawyer for the Wireline Operators as described here.

  • No money or benefits are available now because the Court has not yet decided whether Cutters Wireline Group did anything wrong, and the two sides have not settled the case. There is no guarantee that money or benefits ever will be obtained.

  • As long as the case isn’t resolved by a settlement or otherwise, the Court will hold a trial. During the trial, a Jury or the Judge will hear all of the evidence to help them reach a decision about who is right.

  • No, you are not currently part of this lawsuit. The Court ordered that this Notice be provided to all current and former Wireline Operators who worked for Cutters Wireline Group at any time from June 14, 2014 to present informing you of your right to join the Plaintiff in this lawsuit if you desire. If you choose to join the collective action, you give up any rights to separately sue defendants about the same claim in this lawsuit and will be bound by any ruling, settlement, or judgment, whether favorable or unfavorable, on the claims asserted. While this suit is pending, you may be required to submit documents and written answers to questions or to testify under oath at a deposition, hearing, or trial.

  • If you were a Wireline Operator, you are eligible to participate in the lawsuit.

  • To ask to be included in this collective action, you must have completed a Claim Form by December 24, 2018 (Passed).

  • Your immigration status is irrelevant and confidential and it illegal for Cutters Wireline Group to retaliate against you for participating in this lawsuit to recover any money you are owed. If you are concerned about the possibility of retaliation, please contact the lawyer for the Wireline Operators as described here for free and confidential advice.

  • The Law Offices of Brian D. Gonzales, PLLC represents the Plaintiffs in this lawsuit and will represent any other Wireline Operators who choose to join this lawsuit. Although you may hire your own lawyer, you do not need to do so if you join the lawsuit because The Law Offices of Brian D. Gonzales, PLLC will represent you.

  • If the lawyers get money for the Wireline Operators, they may ask the Court for fees/expenses. If the Court grants the request, the fees/expenses would be either deducted from any money obtained for the Class and/or paid separately by Cutters Wireline Group.

  • If you have any questions, you may contact the attorney for the Plaintiffs, Brian Gonzales, for a free and confidential discussion by calling or texting (970) 214-0562, sending an e-mail to BGonzales@ColoradoWageLaw.com or by writing to The Law Offices of Brian D. Gonzales, PLLC, 2580 East Harmony Road, Suite 201, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528. For additional information about the lawyer representing the Plaintiff, and about overtime laws in general, please see www.ColoradoWageLaw.com. Cutters Wireline Group is represented by Christine White, 201 St. Charles Ave, Suite 5100,New Orleans, LA 70170, (504) 582-8000.

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Wireline Operator Unpaid Wages Lawsuit
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91343
Seattle, WA 98111