Texas Unpaid Overtime Claims Lawyers
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law which requires that most employees who work more than 40 hours in a week receive overtime pay. Very often, employers do not pay workers overtime even if they are entitled to it. This is illegal and employers who act with such disregard for the FLSA hurt their workers by withholding money that they have earned.
If your employer has not paid you an overtime rate of at least time and a half for each hour worked in a week over 40, you may be able to hold it responsible for paying you the money you are owed. The Texas unpaid overtime claims lawyers of Leichter Law Firm PC, can help you determine whether or not you have a valid case. Call (956) 205-0884 to learn more.
Employees Who are Denied Overtime Pay
Any employee can be denied rightful overtime pay, but certain categories of employees more commonly lose out on being paid what they deserve. Categories of workers most often cheated out of overtime are:
SALARIED EMPLOYEES: Many people believe that if you are paid a salary, you are not entitled to overtime. The truth is, many salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay, even if they have a job title such as “manager,” “office manager,” “administrative assistant,” or the like.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS: Employers often try to avoid paying overtime by making a worker an “Independent Contractor.” Simply being a contract worker does not mean that you are not entitled to overtime pay. If you have agreed to be a contract worker or 1099 employee, you may still be entitled to overtime pay.
HOURLY EMPLOYEES: If an employer requires an hourly employee to work “off-the-clock,” such as pre-shift work preparing for the workday (starting the computer, reading e-mails, preparing tools or equipment), work during an unpaid lunch period, post-shift work closing out the workday (e.g. finalizing paperwork, sending reports), or work from home, then the employee may be entitled to overtime pay for that time worked.
At the Leichter Law Firm PC, our experienced and aggressive overtime lawyers only represent employees, never employers. We will fight to get you what you are owed from your employer, or former employer. We always offer a free consultation with an overtime lawyer. Call (956) 205-0884 today to speak with an overtime lawyer.
The law automatically allows recovery for two years preceding the date a lawsuit was filed. It also can be extended to a three-year period for willful violations.
Under the law, when a company is found to be in violations of overtime wage laws, they are generally required to pay the employee double the amount of back overtime wages as a penalty for violating the law. Also, when a lawsuit is successful, the violating companies are often required to pay your attorney’s fees and costs in addition to the overtime penalties. YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN UNPAID WAGES even if you no longer work for that employer. Also, the law makes it illegal for any employer to retaliate against an employee who demands their fair pay under the law. Judges enforcing these laws come down hard on employers who retaliate against employees. If your employer does retaliate against you, you could recover even more money.
Leichter Law Firm PC, fights to recover unpaid overtime and additional damages for individual clients and large groups of employees. Among the employees we represent are:
- Accounting personnel
- Cable installers
- Call center or customer service employees
- Computer and IT employees
- Construction workers
- Independent contractors or contract workers
- Loan officers, loan consultants, loan processors, and mortgage industry employees
- Nurses and other healthcare workers
- Oil and gas workers, field workers, and field service technicians
- Paralegals and legal assistants
- Repair technicians
- Retail store employees
- Secretaries, payroll clerks, and general admin personnel
- Waiters, waitresses and other tipped employees
If your employer is denying you overtime pay, you are being exploited. An attorney can help you recover the money you should have been paid to begin with.
Contact a Texas Unpaid Overtime Attorney
If you have worked more than 40 hours in a week and have not been paid an overtime rate for it, you may be able to hold your employer liable for the pay you are owed. The Texas unpaid overtime attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm PC can help you get the payments you have already earned. Call (956) 205-0884 to speak with a lawyer today.