Wage Laws in Texas
All overtime-eligible employees who work more than 40 hours per week are legally entitled to 1.5 times their hourly rate as overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unfortunately, employers sometimes try to avoid paying deserving workers overtime by instead paying a day or piece rate, misclassifying their workers as independent contractors, requiring employees to work off-the-clock, or claiming an exemption from overtime. However, these attempts are often not FLSA-compliant, and those who qualify for overtime pay have a right to be compensated for their unpaid overtime wages.
Under some circumstances, incentive pay, COVID premium pay, bonuses, and commissions should be included in your overtime rate. Additionally, even if you are classified as an independent contractor, were told you are exempt from overtime pay, or paid a day rate or piece rate, you may still be eligible to file a claim. Call or contact our experienced attorneys today to discuss whether you have grounds for an unpaid overtime claim.
How Our Unpaid Overtime Attorneys Serving Texas Workers Can Help You
Our team of experienced attorneys represent workers in unpaid overtime disputes. The lawyers at Bohrer Brady, LLC have years of experience and handle cases all over the United States, including Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston, as well as throughout the state of Texas. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience needed to ensure you receive the unpaid overtime wages you deserve. Overtime pay claims have strict legal deadlines, so to protect your rights, it’s crucial that you speak with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.
The unpaid overtime employment attorneys of Bohrer Brady, LLC are here to help you recover damages from your employer’s failure to pay overtime. If you’re an eligible Texas worker who wasn’t paid overtime, you may be entitled to the following:
- Back pay for what is owed but has not been paid
- Liquidated or double damages
- Attorney fees and legal costs
We can also assist you with filing a lawsuit through collective action on behalf of your coworkers if they too are experiencing the same situation. Generally speaking, an FLSA lawsuit must be filed within two years of when your unpaid wage claim occurred, or three years if your employer’s actions were willful.
Exempt and Non-Exempt Employment Status in Texas
Overtime pay status is primarily based on job responsibilities, in addition to how a worker is paid. Certain factors that determine exempt or non-exempt status include whether an employee is paid on an hourly or salaried basis, as well as whether they perform supervisory or administrative duties.
Common exempt positions include:
- Computer-related workers
- Outside salespeople
However, even if your job duties fall under an exempt category, you may still have an unpaid overtime claim. Exemption status is not based only on a job title. Our unpaid overtime lawyers serving Texas workers can review your situation and help you understand whether you’re an exempt or non-exempt employee legally entitled to overtime pay.
Contact Our Unpaid Wages Attorneys
The unpaid overtime attorneys of Bohrer Brady, LLC can help you with your claim. If you’re a Texas employee and you believe your employer has wrongfully withheld overtime pay or other compensation, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced law firm. Call us now to see if you are eligible for overtime pay under the FLSA. We’ll discuss your case through a free, confidential consultation. Our unpaid wages attorneys serving workers in Texas are committed to ensuring that employees receive the pay they deserve.