DOL Continues to Harass NE Drilling Industry for “Back Wages”

The Obama Dept. of Labor’s (DOL) harassment of oil and gas-related companies, particularly in the Marcellus/Utica region, goes back years. The DOL’s favorite tactic is to use the full force of the federal government to accuse companies of shorting employees out of wages for overtime (see Feds Slap Appalachian Oilfield Svcs with $129,802 for Back Wages; DOL Action: Several Marcellus Drillers Pay $4.5M in Back Wages; Labor Dept. Unfairly Targets Marcellus Industry in SWPA & WV; and Halliburton Pays $18M in Back Wages, Some Going to PA Workers). The DOL continues their long campaign of harassment. Last week the DOL issued a press release stating they’ve turned up more instances of back wages due in four companies, two of which have major operations in the Marcellus/Utica region: Frank’s International and Stream-Flo USA…

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