Overtime Lawyer Serving Texas
Handling Wage & Overtime Pay Disputes in Houston and Beyond
At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we are dedicated to helping individuals that have not been compensated fairly by their employers. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we have received wide acclaim and recognition for our representation of employees.
If you feel you have been wronged by your employer regarding wages or unpaid overtime, it is in your best interest to speak with a board certified attorney from our firm as soon as possible. We have helped countless individuals to recover the compensation that they are rightfully due. If you have any
questions or concerns involving the following subjects, please speak with an attorney at your earliest convenience:
What is overtime?
Overtime is the amount of time that an individual works beyond normal working hours. There are a number of ways overtime is determined including signed agreements or laws on overtime. When an employer fails to pay overtime, it is important to speak with an attorney. You have rights as an employer that is owed payment.
Who is entitled to overtime?
If you have any question as to whether or not you are entitled to overtime, it is best to speak with a highly qualified attorney. There are a number of factors that can determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for overtime including the type of work which was carried out.
Fair Labor Standards Act
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal statute that established minimum wage and overtime for certain jobs in 1938. In addition, it prohibited oppressive child labor. In many cases, employers are in violation of the Fair Standards Act.
unfortunately, some employers do not pay overtime to their employees and try to use a 1099 as a tool to avoid proper payment. We have helped many individuals to swiftly and effectively overcome this problem. Don't sell yourself and your hard work short by allowing yourself to get paid less than you are owed.
Failure to Pay
Failing to pay an employee the overtime amount that they deserve is not only wrong, it is against the law. If you have been denied overtime compensation and need immediate assistance, speak with a board certified attorney from the firm at your earliest convenience.
Misclassifying employees is just one of the ways that an employer may try to avoid paying the proper overtime wages. Our firm takes action against unscrupulous individuals and companies that attempt to avoid proper overtime payment that is often spelled out by law. If you believe you may have been misclassified by an employer, contact an experienced lawyer immediately.
Hourly employees or "non-exempt employees" are entitled to certain rights. He or she must be paid a minimum wage established by the state and is entitled to overtime if work hours go above 40 a week. If your employer is refusing to pay you overtime, he or she is in violation of your rights and you need to speak with an attorney from our firm.
Salary employees are entitled to certain rights by employment law. A salaried worker has a different set of rights than that of an hourly employee. Some salary employees are considered exempt from wage and hour laws. If you have any questions regarding salary employees and how the wage laws apply to you please speak with an attorney.
When an employee exercises his or her rights for a justified reason, an employer is not allowed to retaliate and treat that employee with discrimination. If you have reported unpaid overtime and feel that you are being discriminated against, you need to speak with an attorney.
Types of Workers we help
If you are a worker in Texas that has been denied compensation for overtime or other wages, we can help you by providing you with the legal advice or representation that you need. Sadly, many employees are victims of wage scams without even being aware of it. Discuss your situation with an attorney at your earliest convenience.
Common Overtime Violations
Many workers are not aware of common overtime violations carried out by their employers. These violations can include: misclassification of employees,
failure to pay overtime, failure to pay for tasks done before or after work hours, and failure to pay overtime in a timely manner.
In some cases, an employer may hire a worker and categorize them as an independent contractor in order to avoid paying overtime and other expenses. In many cases, the workers are not aware that they are still entitled to overtime claims. Speak with an attorney to find out if you are entitled to overtime.
Unfortunately many individuals are not aware of their rights as employees and are subjected to myths that prevent them from acquiring the overtime they are due. These myths usually include: salary workers are not entitled to overtime, overtime can be compensated in other ways, travel time does not count and more.
Those owed overtime and other payment may opt for severance pay with the assistance of an attorney. In some cases, severance pay has been received and a waiver of rights has been signed. In such a case, you may still be able to receive unpaid overtime.
A non-compete agreement or clause is used by employers to protect themselves against staff which may be leaving to join another company. If that company is considered a competitor, it is feared that the leaving employee could bring valuable information to the competitor. If you are concerned about a non-compete clause speak with an attorney right away.
Commissions & Bonuses
Commissions and bonuses can be a significant part of an individual's compensation. Individuals that work in real estate, finance, and sales related industries may generate a high amount of commissions and bonuses annually. In certain circumstances, the employer may try to find a way to avoid payment of commissions and bonuses.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is a regulator for securities firms in the United States. They are an independent regulator and can be called in to settle disputes through arbitration. If you would like to find out how FINRA Arbitration can affect your current situation, speak with an attorney
Wage garnishment can occur when an employee owes a debt to a third party. The wages are withheld by the employer for the third party and can only be held after a court order. There are limits on to how much can be withheld from each paycheck.
Why hire Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry?
Why hire our firm? Finding a competent firm that is more than capable to handle complicated overtime legal issues is the key to getting results. Allow us to explain how we may be of assistance to you and reveal to you how our qualifications are of great benefit to your case. To learn more, please
contact a Texas overtime attorney at our firm as soon as possible.