Texas Wage and Hour Employment Laws
As stated in the FLSA, overtime-eligible employees who work more than 40 hours per week are legally entitled to 1.5 times their regular hourly rate. Often employers will attempt to avoid paying overtime by misclassifying workers as independent contractors, claiming that employees are exempt from overtime, paying a day rate, or requiring employees to work off-the-clock. These actions may violate the FLSA, and you have the right to receive what you’re owed.
Just because you may be classified as an independent contractor, paid a day rate or piece rate, or were told you are exempt from overtime, doesn’t mean you’re not eligible to receive overtime pay. Some circumstances may require that your incentive pay, COVID premium pay, bonuses, and commissions be included in your overtime rate, as well. Call or contact us as soon as possible to discuss whether you’re eligible and if you have grounds to pursue an unpaid overtime claim.
Why Choose Our Overtime Lawyers?
Bohrer Brady, LLC has decades of experience and represents clients in Houston and throughout Texas in unpaid overtime disputes. Our overtime lawyers serving workers in Houston have the resources, knowledge, and expertise to recover the overtime wages you’ve earned. Wage and hour claims have strict deadlines that must be met, so it’s crucial that you speak with one of our employment lawyers now to protect your rights and make a claim.
Our Houston unpaid overtime lawyers are committed to representing workers, and we’ll help fight for your wages. Regardless of the dispute you’re facing, our employment attorneys are available to help you fight for just and fair compensation. When you contact Bohrer Brady, LLC for a free consultation, we’ll discuss the specifics of your case to determine if you have a claim against your employer.
Exempt and Non-Exempt Status in Houston, TX
Exempt or non-exempt statuses, as well as the right to overtime compensation, are primarily determined by job responsibilities and how workers are paid. Factors include whether the employee is paid hourly or on a salaried basis and whether they perform administrative or supervisory duties.
Common exempt positions include:
- Outside salespeople
- Computer-related workers
If some of your duties fall under an exempt category but you’re paid an hourly rate, you may have a claim for overtime wages. Exemption status can’t be determined only by your job title. Our attorneys will review your situation and will help you understand your exemption status, as well as whether you qualify for overtime pay.
Contact the Unpaid Overtime Attorneys Serving Houston, TX Workers
If you believe your employer is violating the FLSA and wrongfully withholding or refusing to pay you overtime wages for hours worked, contact Bohrer Brady. Our unpaid overtime attorneys are dedicated to representing workers in Houston, TX who have been wronged by their employers. We have years of experience handling overtime claims for workers in Texas, and you can trust us to fight for you. Call us today to discuss whether you are eligible for overtime pay. All calls are free and confidential.