Texas Overtime Attorney
Are you being paid overtime for your work?
Many employees have trouble receiving wages for work they complete beyond regular 40-hour workweek. This can be an uncomfortable topic to bring up to your employer. Many employers are also afraid to speak out about overtime pay for fear of losing their job, and in this tough economy, that is not something anyone can afford. If you are in the unfortunate situation of not receiving the pay you deserve, whether as an exempt or non-exempt employee, the Texas overtime lawyers at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm are here to help you secure the compensation you rightfully deserve as an employee.
Our firm is committed to obtaining fair treatment for workers and protecting their rights in any unpaid wage, hour or employment dispute. Our Texas overtime attorneys provide skilled legal counsel to address any unpaid wages issues regardless of whether you receive
commission, are a
salary employee, or are working for any other type of pay arrangement. You have rights under both state and federal law and protecting these rights is vital to maintaining a proper work environment.
With over 100 years of combined legal service, our legal team has exceptional qualifications to bring to the table for you in your case. We even have attorneys on staff that are
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means they are considered to be specialists and experts in their field of practice. Fewer than 10 percent of attorneys in Texas can claim they are Board Certified legal specialists.
Attorneys at our firm have also been included in the list of Texas Super Lawyers®. This is a distinction that fewer than five percent of attorneys in the entire state receive each year, and attorneys at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry have been included in this list on multiple occasions. Our firm is also a proud member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for obtaining
millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. This is a prestigious honor that less than 1% of attorneys in the nation are a part of. These awards and recognitions are just some of the ways that our firm has been recognized for quality and effective representation.
Texas Unpaid Wages Lawyer
Our firm has extensive experience in resolving overtime issues, meaning that we are very knowledgeable with both Texas' state and federal standards in overtime law. One of the most important laws regarding overtime pay is the
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA covers a number of different areas, including two key provisions that impact more than 130 million workers in the United States. In addition to other protective measures, the FLSA says the following about overtime pay;
The Act requires employers to pay covered employees not less than one and one‑half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek, unless the employees are otherwise exempt.
When you are trying to protect your rights under the FLSA, it is critically important to have the assistance of a knowledgeable legal professional. Our firm represents hourly employees as well as those on salary, and we are aware that some working people face fear of
employer retaliation. Should an employer actually fire you when you ask for the pay you deserve, they could be forced to pay you a settlement if they are found to have violated your rights and the law. We have represented countless clients successfully in these matters, and we can help you too.
Our overtime lawyers also provide legal representation to employees who have been misclassified as 1099 contractors so that their boss does not have to pay overtime. Additionally, we also protect employees who are facing the issue of an employer who is
failing to pay them their rightfulwages. This is an unethical and illegal practice that is not tolerated by the court system. Do not let your fears get in the way; allow an educated attorney to get you the monetary help you need!
How a Texas Wage and Overtime Lawyer Can Help
Our legal team can inform you of common overtime violations, counsel you on how to resolve wage issues involving
independent contractors, and give you the straight truth so you can avoid the overtime
myths that are often found in the workplace. If you are losing your job and are being offered
severance pay, we can negotiate on your behalf so that you are recompensed fairly for your years of service. We can also address issues of
wage garnishment if you are unable to make ends meet because you are paying off existing debts, child support, or spousal support.
Wage law issues that relate to commissions & bonuses are often a touchy subject, as some employers will intentionally cheat their workers out of pay by not paying them overtime, but by giving them extra incentives and holiday bonuses instead. Oftentimes the bonus money ends up being way less than the overtime would be, especially in relation to taxes.
It may be necessary to file a complaint against your broker or against an investor for fraudulent activity. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) takes these complaints into account and regulates FINRA arbitrations. This does not happen on an individual basis, however, and the FINRA only deals with small claims. Having an accomplished attorney at your side during this process can prove extremely helpful.
Contact a Houston overtime lawyer today!
We take pride in serving working people throughout Texas in cities such as Houston and
Longview who are facing these challenging legal issues. A qualified overtime lawyer from our firm can evaluate your situation and advise you as to the best course of action while keeping your interests and rights as the primary focus and concern. We are prepared to take your court to trial if necessary, but you can rest assured that we will care for your case with the utmost respect.
As members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, we have studied, learned and trained in all areas of trial law. Instead of remaining apprehensive about your job situation, please consider allowing our team of educated and passionate lawyers to assist you. Take the first step and get in touch with us for a
free evaluation of your case. We proudly represent clients throughout the state of Texas. If you have employment law questions or you believe your rights as a worker have been violated, do not hesitate to
contact a Texas overtime lawyer from the firm at any time to discuss your situation. Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm has office locations in Houston and Longview.