Energy Law

Costly Wage and Hour Claims Under the FLSA: Four Questions Energy Companies Must Ask About Independent Contractors

Increased scrutiny of the oil and gas industry by the US Department of Labor (DOL) has led to investigations regarding compliance with complex regulations involving classification of workers and pay practices. As a result, some employers have paid large settlements to the US government. Beyond the immediate costs and reptutational damage these settlements can cause,


Oil and Gas Leases: “Substantial Compliance” May Not be Enough

A recent Ohio state appellate case underscores the importance of consulting counsel in the governing jurisdiction when drafting, interpreting, or litigating energy contracts. It is critical to understand the nuance of an applicable law because jurisdictions differ not only in the letter of the law, but also in the way any particular law is interpreted by



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