Oil, Gas Industry Faces Scrutiny for Labor Practices

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Oil, Gas Industry Faces Scrutiny for Labor Practices

by Frank L. Brunetti on August 16, 2013

In light of a recent government report that shed light on the prevalence of incorrect worker classification, many companies are coming under fire for their own labor practices. However, some industries are facing more scrutiny than others, particularly the oil and gas industries, a new report reveals.

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette reports that the U.S. Department of Labor has been focusing more attention on oil and gas companies, citing historic patterns of labor and tax law violations as the primary reason for its focus on these sectors. The agency notes that many companies operating in these sectors have demonstrated a history of employee misclassifications, failing to keep viable employment records, and paying employees a day rate without calculating how many hours are worked in a week, the newspaper reports.

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