Houston Overtime Attorneys
Texas Fair Labor Employment Attorneys
If you have worked more than 40 hours in a work week without being paid overtime, you may be entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Even if you have agreed to accept a salary rather than hourly wages, you may be entitled to back overtime pay for working over 40 hours per week.
Michael P. Fleming, former Harris County Attorney, is one of a handful of attorneys in the world to have argued - and won - a Fair Labor Standards Act case before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Call him now if you think you have a claim for owed overtime. Many people do not realize that they have been underpaid for months or years until they speak with an experienced Fair Labor Standards Act lawyer.
In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale - Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine's Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Fleming is also licensed as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland and can assist with any personal injury or business matters in Ireland through his affiliated Solicitor firm in Dublin, Ireland.
If you have a serious personal injury, wrongful death or litigation matter in Houston, Austin or anywhere else in Texas, contact an attorney with the qualifications, experience and reputation you can trust. Michael P. Fleming is a personal injury lawyer with the qualifications and experience you deserve.
If you have been short-changed, you don't deserve to struggle emotionally or financially any longer. Don't let an employer's negligent or illegal behavior keep you from getting the pay that you have earned. If found liable for willful violations, companies may be required to pay double the wages (damages) plus attorney fees. Exploring your legal options is the first and most important step on the road to justice. Contact us for a free consultation because varying statute of limitations could end your case before justice is served.
The law of the United States requires employers to pay their employees time and a half for working over 40 hours in a week unless they are covered by one of a few exceptions. Many employers believe that they can avoid the obligations of federal law by classifying the employee as "exempt," "salaried," "executive," "administrative," or some other unlawful designation. The fact of the matter is that you are entitled to overtime pay if you work over 40 hours in a week unless you are really exempt from the law. This is usually not the case.
Some signs that your employer may be avoiding the obligations of the Fair Labor Standards Act include:
- Classifying you as "executive," "exempt" or "administrative" when you have no real authority or discretion.
- Asking or requiring you to not show over 40 hours on your time card each week.
- Asking you to waive overtime
- Requiring you to work during breaks
- Wrongfully classifying you as an independent contractor
- Requiring employees to arrive early for preparation without pay
- Telling an employee that they are on a salary and therefore not entitled to overtime pay
In essence, if you have been regularly required to work more than 40 hours per week without additional compensation - whether on salary or hourly - you should contact an overtime lawyer to determine if you are entitled to additional compensation. If you wait too long you will lose your right to be paid for the back overtime. This can result in the loss of many thousands of dollars.