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Last Post 08/24/2011 5:35 PM by  CatAdjusterX
Class of BP Oil Spill Claims Adjusters Wants Back Wages and Overtime Pay
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RandyC
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02/22/2011 11:08 AM
There are two questions going on here, questions of law and questions of fact. The answers to the questions of law could change the way business is done. The questions of fact will mostly be specific to those involved. There are always complaints about tort law, but people forget the alternative to court is a one on one settlement in the dark of night. Court might be ugly but it is much better than the alternative.
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02/28/2011 6:58 PM

It's apparent more clarification needed.  There were more than 400 Claims Adjusters that were licensed and experienced that made up the Large Loss group.  They were the first group to be cut.  Why?  $550/day plus up to $100/day for lodging.  They were paid as follows:  $450/day TAXED and $100/day on 1099.  Now, the general claims group and the call center folks and claims intake were paid $450/day and up to $100/day lodging reimbursed.  Their pay was $350/day TAXED and $100/day on 1099.  All hotel expenses were reimbursed every two weeks.  When I say TAXED, they had all "employee type" deductions such as FICA, Medicaid, Social Security AND Louisiana State Income Tax.  Even if you were in a field office in another state... still paid that LA state income tax.

The folks they kept... many inexperienced and most remain unlicensed!  How bout that!  That gal that previously worked at McD in NM was thrilled at $450/day.

BTW, they made everyone remaining sign a new contract and reduced all their pay to $425/day.  Too bad for the few that remained at $450.

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02/28/2011 7:09 PM

Conflict of Interest?  Really?

My hats off to this guy... He was cut from the program, but knew there was still more good he could do.  Tens of thousands are yet to be addressed and the system seems to be rewarding the Administrator, the contractors and the attorneys.  I thought the fund was set up for the people who suffered losses.  Get the job done Johnson, one claim at a time. 

Needless to say, the contract says...  employee will never engage in business.... DURING his/her employment or association with.....

Conflict?  Really?  That's like saying, once you work a storm with Pilot, etc., you can never work in the same position  with another company.  Or, if you were a roofing contractor or general contractor, now you're deployed, focus on your IA work exlusively, yes.  But when you're done, you can't go back to being a roofing contractor/GC, etc.

Does that make sense.

There are other former adjusters doing the same as this guy and very legit.  And then there's others, maybe not so. 

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08/24/2011 9:41 AM

Here is a link to an update and copy of court documents on this class action case. A federal judge has denied the class on the federal case (seperate from Louisiana class) due to problems with the employment contracts- some had one, some did not, others had one but from other assignments and not specific to the BP assignments:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/20...documents/

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CatAdjusterX
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08/24/2011 5:35 PM
Sorry my friend but your information is innaccurate and lame and your mother dresses you funny (Humor)
You cannot work for the carrier on a specific claim or insured and then quit the carrier and start representing that same insured as a PA, advocate or whatever.
Posted By RepublicOfTX on 28 Feb 2011 07:09 PM

Conflict of Interest?  Really?

My hats off to this guy... He was cut from the program, but knew there was still more good he could do.  Tens of thousands are yet to be addressed and the system seems to be rewarding the Administrator, the contractors and the attorneys.  I thought the fund was set up for the people who suffered losses.  Get the job done Johnson, one claim at a time. 

Needless to say, the contract says...  employee will never engage in business.... DURING his/her employment or association with.....

Conflict?  Really?  That's like saying, once you work a storm with Pilot, etc., you can never work in the same position  with another company.  Or, if you were a roofing contractor or general contractor, now you're deployed, focus on your IA work exlusively, yes.  But when you're done, you can't go back to being a roofing contractor/GC, etc.

Does that make sense.

There are other former adjusters doing the same as this guy and very legit.  And then there's others, maybe not so. 



 

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