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Annette Idalski, National Chair, Labor & Employment
Peter Hall, Shareholder
Diana Perez Gomez, Shareholder
Larry Carbo, Shareholder
Kellen Scott, Senior Counsel
Julie Offerman, Senior Associate
Monica Pogula, Associate
Brian Smith, Associate
Kyle Winnick, Associate
Chamberlain Hrdlicka Blawgs
In a highly anticipated ruling with national impact for the oil and gas industry, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals late Thursday concluded that directional drilling engineers can be classified as independent contractors and not employees. This ruling sets binding precedent in the Fifth Circuit for decided, pending and future wage and hour cases, validating the oil and gas industry’s use of contract workers and protecting companies against future litigation. Annette Idalski, a Chamberlain Hrdlicka shareholder and chair of the firm’s national labor and employment ...