Employment Law Attorney
Serving Sugar Land, Texas

Hessam Parzivand

Attorney at Law

As ironic as it may sound, I don’t tend to think of my work as being “all business.” I am a hard worker and an effective attorney, but at the core of my work are people. I genuinely enjoy getting to know my clients, guiding them past their disputes, and building friendships along the way.

What You Need to Know About Overtime in Texas

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.

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Need Help with an Employment Law Case?

To any fellow Texas attorneys looking to improve the business community, I invite you to reach out if you believe that my expertise could benefit one of your cases.

From contract disputes to class action lawsuits, I am here to offer my knowledge & support.

As you can see from my practice areas (discussed below), I have a wide range of experience in employment law. I am comfortable with both the transactional and litigation aspects of the field, and I would be more than happy to share that insight if it will help a client. Please give me a call if you think I’d be a good fit for your professional network.

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What my clients say

The Parzivand Difference

When you’re trying to decide who to hire for a service, it helps to know not just what they do, but who they are, as well. Here’s a little insight into who I am as both a person and a professional.

Professional Yet Friendly

Maybe it’s because of my background in human resources, or maybe it’s because of who I am as a person, but my clients often express relief when they realize how easy it is to talk to me. Whether we’re chatting in my office, over the phone, or even through email, I always strive to create an environment where you feel safe sharing your story— and where you know your concerns will not only be heard but also acted on by a knowledgeable professional.

Focused on Affordability

There are quite a few things I do to keep my services as affordable as possible for my clients. For instance, I give each case the focused attention it deserves, thereby building the most effective and efficient strategy possible. And, when I see an opportunity to replace traditional litigation with a creative, cost-saving solution, I make that option known.

Accessible to You

If you read through the testimonials that some of my past clients have kindly provided, you’ll notice that I am fairly well-known for my accessibility. In my mind, responding promptly to questions and providing regular updates is the least I can do to show my clients they’re in good hands.

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The Parzivand Law Firm, PLLC Stafford TX

Q: Do I have to use special language in order to request accommodation? A: No. All you’ve got to do is use “plain English” and link the need to a medical condition—for instance: “I need six weeks off to get treatment for a back problem;” or “I’m having trouble getting to work at my scheduled starting time because of medical ...

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