When you own and run your own business, it’s not uncommon to encounter legal issues. One of the most difficult of these is when your business is being sued. Even if you think the lawsuit is unwarranted or that you’re clearly in the right, you should never try to handle this on your own.
THERE ARE VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS TO THE OVER 40 HOURS/WEEK RULE.
If you are paid by the hour, you should almost certainly receive overtime pay when you work more than 40 hours in a week. An attorney can help you determine what action to take if your employer has failed to honor your overtime work.
OVERTIME ISN’T JUST FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES.
If you are paid on salary, by the day (“day rate”), or by the number of tasks you complete (“piece rate”), you may still be eligible for overtime pay. Allow me to educate you on your unique employee rights.
YOUR EMPLOYER MAY BE MISCLASSIFYING YOUR JOB.
In Texas, independent contractors are not entitled to overtime pay, which can lead to problems for workers who are classified as independent contractors but actually aren’t. If you’ve been denied overtime because of such a misclassification, please call me for guidance.