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The Woodlands nursing home sued for FLSA violation

A nursing home in the Woodlands is being accused of not paying its employees overtime.

Two employees at the Park Manor of Westchase, a nursing home in the Woodlands, are suing the facility. In the complaint, filed on April 20th, the employees allege that they have each worked more than 40 hours in a week without receiving overtime compensation. The complaint reaches back to April 20th of 2013 and claims that the company failed to track their hours worked. They are suing for all of the overtime pay they are owed, with interest. Leichter Law Firm PC‘s own David G. Langenfeld is representing them.

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If you suspect that your employer is failing to pay you overtime that you have earned, you may be able to make a similar claim under the FLSA. Contact the Texas employment attorneys of Leichter Law Firm PC at (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your options.


Facebook suspected of discriminating based upon race in the workplace

Social networking giant based in California, Facebook, was recently slapped with a federal lawsuit due to allegations that the company was negligent in handling racial discrimination in their office in North Carolina, an article of Fortune reported on November 28.

According to reports, Robert Gary and Robert Duffy had begun to notice that the Facebook workplace appeared to be consistently discriminating against African-American workers like themselves, and their coworkers to be committing unchecked acts of racism. Duffy, who works as a manager in the North Carolina data center, filed for his resignation after the company reduced many of his duties, which came about in conjunction with him reporting discrimination in the workplace. Gary, who had been working as a maintenance worker, alleged that his salary is lower compared to white coworkers who do the same job. Gary also claimed that his salary increases are lower compared to white counterparts. A spokesperson for Facebook told reports that they would counter the lawsuit with a strong defense.

Filing for racial discrimination claim in the workplace could be stressful as you are going to face with intimidating legal counsels hired by negligent companies to defend their interests. However, if this happens to you in Austin, the Leichter Law Firm PC lawyers could represent you. Find out how we may fight for your rights today by calling (956) 205-0884.


Butcher in Houston claimed he was denied of overtime pay

A man in Houston who works at a supermarket has filed a claim against his employer over allegations that he was not paid for the excessive time he worked, a November 21 article in the SE Texas Record reported.

In a class action lawsuit initiated by Yasel Campos, he and other employees have alleged that Prudent Inc., violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by not giving their overtime pay. Campos claimed that when he began working as a butcher for Prudent Inc., known for operating Mahendi Prasla and Mercado El Paisano supermarkets in August 2015, his overtime pay was not given to him even after on the job for more than 40 hours of work a week. The FLSA requires employers pay at least time and a half to employees who have been working in excess of the 40-hour/week allotted to them. Other claims were also filed by Campos who was wrongfully terminated from his job after he sought rightful compensation. Campos is seeking to recover all the wages he thinks he deserves including all the expenses he deserves for undergoing court trial.

Failing to get your overtime pay is frustrating when you’ve worked hard to earn it. If you are experiencing such a problem in Austin, a lawyer of the Leichter Law Firm PC may uphold your rights and file a claim against intimidating companies. Find out how we might help you recover your lost wages today by calling (956) 205-0884.


3 companies sued after refusing to grant overtime pay

A class-action lawsuit was filed by two employees against three companies in Galveston, Texas alleging they violated laws regulating workers’ compensation, a November 7 article of SE Texas Record stated.

According to reports, plaintiffs Jesus Alberto Joya and Mauricio Espinal Canales claimed in their lawsuit their employers have not given the amount of overtime pay entitled to them. The two employees identified SKF Interest, Inc., F&F Interests, Inc., and Gary Farine as defendants. Reports revealed the two drivers regularly work more than 40 hours in a single week. A trial by jury is being sought by the plaintiffs and they are attempting to recover the total amount due to them, including expenses incurred in the trial.

The Austin attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC understand workers find it difficult to provide for the needs of their family if employers are negligent in paying the amount they should earn. If you are considering filing a claim, we may be able to provide you legal support against intimidating employers. Call us today at (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your legal options.


Texas Supreme Court to review workplace rape victim case

The Texas Supreme Court is expected to review a case of a woman in Plano who was sexually assaulted by her boss, and the decision could set a serious precedent for similar cases in the future, an article of the Dallas News reported on November 4.

Reports said the Supreme Court will review the case of a plaintiff identified as B.C., who filed a lawsuit against her Steak ‘n Shake boss. The lawsuit, which identified the restaurant as a defendant, concerns a unique Texas ruling that employers cannot be sued for greater monetary damage by employees who have been victims of sexual assault. Employees who are suing their employers for sexual assault claims can receive a maximum of $300,000 worth of damages, unlike those who have been victims of aggravated assault in the workplace. Legal experts opined that sexual assault victims in Texas should be given rights to fight for further damages. B.C.’s case is expected to be reviewed by the Texas Supreme Court this week.

The lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin fight for employees who have been victims of sexual assault while in the workplace. If you think this situation happened to you, we may be able to provide legal defense and protection against intimidating employers. Call us today at (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your options.


Former refining company employee in Houston cries workplace discrimination

A woman who had been an employee of “Shell Deer Park Refining Co.,” recently had filed a complaint that she had been harassed and threatened in the workplace by another employee, an article of SE Texas Record reported on November 2.

Reports said retaliation and sexual harassment complaint allegations were filed by Kristin Lee Dial in the Houston Southern District of Texas against her former employer. Dial said in her complaint that Shell Deer Park Refining Co., was negligent in handling the incident involving her. Dial stated that she notified Benjamin Stafford that a coworker that she formerly had a relation with, is harassing her. Stafford, who happen to be a Team Lead, threatened Dial and her ex-boyfriend that they could both lose their jobs if either reported the incident to human resources, the complaint also alleges. Dial then stated that she was terminated in December 2014.

In the situation that you lost your job after becoming a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, a lawyer may represent you in filing a complaint against negligent employers. Call the lawyers of Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin today at (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your legal options.


Juvenile center employee accuses superintendent of harassment and discrimination

Discrimination and harassment claims were recently filed by a former Evins Regional Juvenile facility staff member against her supervisor due to allegations that her rights had been violated during the time she was working for the facility as a psychologist, an article from the Monitor reported on October 25.

According to reports, Dora Tijerina resigned from her job as a psychologist after a superintendent in the juvenile facility, identified as Juan Gonzalez, allegedly orchestrated a campaign to ruin her image as an employee. Gonzalez, who was accused of insulting Tijerina due to her size, had been known for “flirting” with younger female employees. Tijerina’s case on October 17 had been escalated to the federal court. The lawsuit is also suing Gonzalez’s spouse, Sandra due to allegations that she is using her position as a human resource specialist to intimidate female employees, including Tijerina, into not filing complaints against Juan. Gonzalez assumed the supervisory post in February after Jessica Cabrera filed for her resignation.

The Austin attorneys at Leichter Law Firm PC advocate for the civil rights of employees who have been wrongfully treated by their employers or supervisors. If you think this is happening to you, we may be able to help you file a legal claim against intimidating parties. Call our office today at (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your legal options.


Alleged discrimination prompted Texas woman to file lawsuit

A former magazine editor-in-chief recently claimed she was discriminated against by her employer because she had breast cancer, an article of Dallas Observer reported on October 17.

According to reports, 33-year-old Jacquelyne Froeber is suing Ink Publishing Corp. and American Airlines for compensations she is owed as a result of the employers terminating her contract. Froeber signed a five-year agreement with the airline and the publishing company that provides the airline magazines. However, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Froeber was notified that she would be transferred to Ink Publishing’s Florida office because their office in Dallas would cease operations. The transfer would require Froeber to file another job application. Froeber claims that her cancer treatment was the reason why she was discriminated against. While American Airlines commented that Froeber’s claim has no basis, the publication company did not release a statement regarding the claim.

The attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin advocate for employees who have been discriminated against by their employers. If you suspect you faced discrimination, we may be able to help you file a claim so you can receive compensation. Call us today at (956) 205-0884 to find out how we may fight for your rights.


Services provided by employment attorneys

Workers who suspect they are mistreated by their employers should know there are attorneys well-versed in employment laws who can help. These attorneys, often called “employment attorneys,” represent workers who have a claim to make against their employers.

Though employment attorneys are often seen as advocates for employers, there are also attorneys who represent workers who have a complaint against their employers. By having a consultation with an employment attorney, workers may figure out if any of their rights were violated by their employers, at which point an attorney could represent them if they decide to file a lawsuit. Attorneys give workers a clear picture of the complaint filing process and they are very familiar with handling discrimination, class actions, and other related issues against employers.

If you want to learn more about your rights and determine whether violations have been committed against you by your employers, working with a skilled attorney is critical. Speak with an employment attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC in Austin today by calling (956) 205-0884 to learn more about your options.


Restaurant employees poorly compensated in Austin

Federal authorities recently discovered that many restaurant owners in Austin, Texas are not properly paying their employees, an article of KVUE reported on October 7.

In the investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), 95 percent of restaurant owners were not properly paying their employees. The percentage of employers with violations between October of last year and June 2016 did drop by 3 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. One common problem is that restaurant employees in Texas are not receiving their overtime pay. Aside from wage-related violations, business owners were also found liable for violating proper timekeeping practices and child labor laws. Dr. David Weil of the WHD said such practices are unacceptable and they will address the issue moving forward.

If you suspect your employer is being unfair by not giving you the wages to which you are legally entitled, enlisting an employment attorney can help. Find out how an Austin attorney at Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to obtain your proper compensation today by calling (956) 205-0884.