Protecting The Rights Of Employers And Employees In Wage Claims
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay overtime wages to nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours per week. Texas employers must comply with federal overtime laws. Texas law requires employers to pay a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Employees earning tips can be paid $2.13 per hour, but the employer must make up any shortfall between the wage rate and the amount of the minimum wage.
Wage and hour laws are complex. Employers often do not understand their responsibilities, and employees do not understand their rights. Kaiser Legal Solutions, PLLC, in Arlington, Texas, is a source of information to employers. Our attorneys can advise you concerning the law, and if necessary, represent you in litigation.
Some of the employment practices that are actionable under federal wage and overtime laws include the following:
- Failure to pay overtime to nonexempt employees
- Forcing employees to work through meal breaks
- Classifying employees as exempt when their job duties indicate they should be classified as nonexempt
- Failure to pay employees for preparation work before a shift has started or for cleanup work after a shift has ended
- Requiring employees to work off the clock
We can examine your circumstances and determine the best course of action for pursuing or protecting your rights. Our goal is to provide you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision about your situation and pursue a favorable and sensible outcome in your wage and hour case.
Providing Results-Oriented Representation To Employers And Employees
At Kaiser Legal Solutions, PLLC, we represent both employers and employees in wage and hour claim cases. Having experience on both sides of wage and hour litigation provides us with a distinct advantage: because we know the legal reasoning the other side will likely use and how to interpret objective data, we are better able to develop winning defense strategies. Kaiser Legal Solutions, PLLC, will vigorously represent you at all stages of the legal process.
Put An Experienced Firm On Your Side
You do not have to resolve your wage and hour claim alone. An experienced lawyer from our firm can pursue or defend your rights in an overtime or minimum wage case. Call 214-441-3000 to schedule a consultation. We represent employees and employers throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the Rio Grande Valley.