If a worker is truly an independent contractor, then he or she is not an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This article addresses a question for workers who may be labeled as independent contractors and their potential rights under the FLSA.
It is important to understand your employment rights as an oilfield worker. All workers, regardless of their industry, are entitled to fair and just compensation by their employers. The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted to protect the rights of all workers to ensure that they are fairly compensated for all hours worked, including overtime hours.