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KBR Sued for Back Wages and Salaries by Iraq Workers

by David Phinney

Nov. 1, 2005 — It’s a complaint I hear repeatedly from disgruntled workers returning home from Iraq. Employees working for Halliburton’s subsidiary, KBR, frequently tell me they were stiffed on their paychecks and didn’t get paid what they were promised.

Now there’s a class action lawsuit seeking to resolve the complaints on behalf of employees saying they are sometimes owed up to $50,000 in back wages while working in support of the U.S. military under Halliburton’s massive $10 billion-and-growing LOGCAP III contract. (My math tells me it’s nearing the $20 billion mark.)

Filed Oct. 31, in Federal District Court, (Fifth Circuit, Harris County), the lawsuit contends that Halliburton fails to pay employees for all hours actually worked and that the company performs incorrect calculations of employees’ straight pay as stated by employment agreements. There also are disputes about holiday and overtime pay.

The law firm representing the case recently placed an ad in Stars and Stripes last week seeking claimants and the response has already drawn hundreds of inquiries from KBR workers according to attorney Vincent Howard with Lopez, Hodes, Restaino, Milman & Skikos in San Diego.

Howard thinks he soon will be representing thousands of workers.

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11 Responses to “KBR Sued for Back Wages and Salaries by Iraq Workers”

  1. Rock says:

    I have been so bweliedred in the past but now it all makes sense!

  2. Myriam says:

    1. tout d’abord Cher Corine, il n’est pas besoin d’aller ceehchrr halliburton pour voir la connections entre Bush et Harriet Meirs, elle a e9tait l’avocat personnel de Mr. Bush pendant des anne9es.2. Il est une pratique constante de la Ve re9publique, c’est les nomination de copinage et politiques au conseil constitutionnel. Parfois les nommes ne sont meame pas juriste. Cela ne les empeache pas de censurer la majorite9 quand elle viole la constitution. Au grand de9sespoir des responsables politiques qui les ont nommes. La situation est pareil aux U.S.A. C’est une tradition de mettre ses potes a la cour supreme, c’est pas pour autant qu’ils vont agir comme des be9ni oui oui face au pre9sident et au congres. certains re9torqueront que Harriet Meiers n’a aucune expe9rience en tant que juge. C’est vrai, comme 35 autres anciens juges de la cour supreame. [la constitution ne demande meame pas une formation juridique pour eatre juge fe9de9ral] 3. mais j’ai l’impression que c’est plutf4t un copinage de promotion, si on peut le dire ainsi: des normal-supiens et des sciences-poefdes qui se connaissent depuis belle lurette Mais au moins ces gens-le0, ils ont eu une formation en gouvernance, diplomatie, politique, etc. Tout est relatif: il suffit de mentionner le copinage entre Mr. Pineaud et Mr. Chirac. Ce dernier n’ayant eu aucun scrupules a sacrifier l’argent des contribuables pour signer une transaction ruineuse afin de sauver les fesses de son copain milliardaire.

  3. We were only getting paid hazard pay and other incentives only on the first 40 hrs worked per week, so the other hrs worked per week were only paid at the regular pay rate, no overtime. We all have heard that halliburton was being paid hazard pay and other incentives for all employee hours worked, not just for 40 per week like we have been getting paid.

  4. Robert Parpan says:

    Some genuinely wonderful blog posts on this web site,thankyou for contribution.

  5. Rick Stuksa says:

    Who is the acting law firm with this I was in afghanistan

  6. GLYNN PRIDE says:

    I WAS NEEDING TO FIND A GOOD LAWYER THAT DEALS WITH THE KBR LAWSUIT.I WORKED FOR KBR/LSI AND
    I WANT TO GET MY BACK PAY.PLEASE HELP ME,THANKS
    MY PHONE # IS 806-383-0992.

  7. GLYNN PRIDE says:

    I WAS NEEDING TO FIND A GOOD LAWYER THAT DEALS WITH THE KBR LAWSUIT.I WORKED FOR KBR/LSI AND
    I WANT TO GET MY BACK PAY.PLEASE HELP ME,THANKS

  8. Welop says:

    Your site was so interesting and informative I had to call a friend to tell her about it. Great work.

  9. Mr. X says:

    We finally received the 75% uplift in Iraq. But, to correct the pay adjustment KBR has lowered the base pay by 10-20%. Net result, you will be making less than the person you replace!

  10. Jason Yocum says:

    I would like some more information on this. and also since january we have been promised an extra 20 % differential in pay that congress has passed all the companies in afghanistan are getting it why aren’t we ?

  11. David Meredith says:

    I agree, how do I get involved in this lawsuit?

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