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We are currently conducting a nationwide investigation of potential federal law violations for shipping and barge companies' alleged failure to pay overtime wages to Tankermen. If you are a Tankerman at one of the shipping and barge companies mentioned below, we urge you to contact our Law Firm regarding potential Tankerman overtime wages.

If you currently or formerly worked as a Tankerman at any of the companies mentioned below, please complete our short CONFIDENTIAL contact form on the right side of this page or call us immediately at TOLL FREE 1.800.467.4000 for a FREE explanation of your potential wage and overtime claims.

Tankermen, oil rig workers, shipyard workers, dock workers, and other maritime employees are often misclassified as "Seaman" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A Tankerman is often told by his employer that he is a seaman and therefore not entitled to overtime. This distinction may be inaccurate. 

Lawsuits on behalf of tankerman wrongfully denied overtime wages have recently been filed.

Some maritime and barge companies employ hundreds of tankermen who generally work 84 hours per workweek; however the companies do not pay those tankermen overtime. Tankermen are typically paid a day rate with no overtime compensation.

If you currently or formerly worked as a Tankerman, please complete our short CONFIDENTIAL contact form on the right side of this page or call us immediately at TOLL FREE 1.800.467.4000 for a FREE explanation of your potential wage and overtime claims.

Shipping & Barge Companies Employing Tankermen:

  • American River Transportation Co
  • Blessey Marine Services
  • Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.
  • Canal Barge Company, Inc.
  • Cenac Towing Company, Inc.
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Crowley
  • Florida Marine
  • Harley-Marine
  • Higman Barge Lines, Inc.
  • Higman Towing Co. / Higman Marine Services
  • Houston Marine Services, Inc.
  • Ingram Barge Company
  • John W. Stone Oil
  • LeBeouf Brothers Towing Co
  • Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Magnolia Marine Transport Co
  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum
  • Martin Resource Management Corporation
  • Olin Corporation
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Reinauer
  • Rhodia, Inc.
  • River City Towing Services
  • Settoon Towing
  • SGS Petroleum
  • Southern Towing Company
  • Vane Brothers Co.

There are NO ATTORNEYS FEES unless you recover.  

There are no attorney’s fees unless you recover, in which case those charges are paid from your share of the recovery. If there is no recovery, you will not be responsible for any attorney’s fees, court costs or litigation expenses. 

It is ILLEGAL for employers to fire employees for making overtime claims.

Under federal law the employer can be punished with criminal penalties. The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits employers from retaliating against any current or former employee who elects to participate in any proceeding asserting their rights provided under the law.

You DO NOT need to prove you worked overtime.

You do not need to have proof of the hours you worked.  If the employer does not keep accurate time records, most courts allow the employee to make a good faith estimate of overtime hours. So even if you did not keep your pay records, or did not always clock in or out, the court will generally accept a good faith estimate of your hours.

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