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Wimberley, Texas convenience store sued for overtime wage violations

A convenience store and its owner have been sued in federal court for overtime wage violations. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that generally requires that an employee who works more than forty hours in a week receive overtime pay at one and one-half their regular hourly rate. The lawsuit alleges that Pennie Tamme worked for Wimberley Mart, Inc. in Wimberley, Texas as a cashier and that she often worked more than forty hours in a week without receiving proper overtime pay in violation of the FLSA.

The suit seeks money damages for unpaid overtime, additional amounts for liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees and court costs. The case is Pennie Tamme v. Wimberley Mart, Inc., and Shaukat Mahesania, Individually, 1:17-cv-720, and is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. Ms. Tamme is represented by David Langenfeld of the Leichter Law Firm. Mr. Langenfeld is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


What you should know about the increase in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) complaints

stethoscope behind the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) logo
Attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm PC have noticed an increase in Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) complaints in 2017. The FMLA is a federal law that allows employees who have worked for an employer for 12 or more months to take 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave for themselves or a family member. Once the employee returns to work, the employer must reinstate them in their former position or an equivalent position.

Unfortunately, employers sometimes attempt to intimidate or discourage an employee from taking FMLA leave or will retaliate against them when they return to work.  An employee who has been discouraged from taking FMLA leave or who has been subjected to retaliation may sue the employer for money damages and attorney’s fees.  If you believe that your rights under the FMLA have been violated, contact David Langenfeld of the Leichter Law Firm PC at (956) 205-0884. Mr. Langenfeld is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

If you believe that your rights under the FMLA have been violated, contact David Langenfeld of the Leichter Law Firm PC. Mr. Langenfeld is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.