Texas Overtime Law Attorneys
Southeast Texas Employment Lawyers in Beaumont and Nederland.
If you have been required to work overtime without pay, your employer may be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which governs the wages and hours of employees. Many employers attempt to get around these laws by calling workers “supervisors” or “professional employees” when they are really not. Employers believe that this tactic will relieve them of the legal obligation to pay overtime, as these categories of employees are exempt from the overtime requirements of federal law. These and other efforts by employers to evade the law rob employees of thousands of dollars each year. If you believe you have been wrongfully required to work overtime without pay, contact an attorney to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
Overtime Violations Are More Common Than You Realize
At the Southeast Texas law firm of Waldman Smallwood, P.C. , we help employees whose legal right to receive overtime pay has been violated. Sadly, many large corporations operate this way in their efforts to reduce personnel costs. In past cases, the employee was called a “salaried” employee, but treated as such only when determining eligibility for overtime pay. If this has happened to you, we may be able to help you change this situation.
Other Employment Law Matters
At Waldman Smallwood, P.C., we associate with a network of employment lawyers who use their experience to help our clients obtain the wages that should have been paid to them. We also work with these lawyers in employment matters related to employment discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower claims, and other employment-related issues.
Learn About Your Overtime Rights
If you think your workplace rights have been violated because of unpaid overtime, it is important to get the advice of an employment law attorney. Contact our Southeast Texas law firm to learn about your options in matters related to wages and hours, overtime law, or any employment issue. We serve the Southeast Texas region, including Nederland and the greater Houston area. Let us guide you through the legal process.