Wage and Hour Violation Claims in Texas

Salaries and wages are often some of the largest expenses employers have on the balance sheet. In many cases, if your employer can find a way to legally avoid paying you overtime wages, they will take advantage of the opportunity. The same is true if they can avoid paying you minimum wage.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is part of a complex web of employment laws, and wage and hour regulations are but one part of the extent of this law. However, wage and hour violation claims are some of the most significant lawsuits that Texas employers face each year.

Whether you are an exempt or nonexempt employee may be a determining factor in your case against your employer. Many employers mistakenly believe that only nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay. However, this is not always true. Your job duties and responsibilities, the nature of your work, and the form and level of your compensation are all factors in your classification as exempt or nonexempt from overtime pay and minimum wage requirements.

Should You Bring a Wage and Hour Violation Claim Against Your Employer?

Your employer may have misinterpreted the law or deliberately violated the law. In either case, if you believe that your rights under the FLSA have been violated, you should consult with an experienced attorney right away.

  1. Do you work in an industry or job role that should require a minimum wage, yet you are not receiving minimum wage?
  2. Are you an hourly, salaried or commissioned employee working more than 40 hours a week and not receiving overtime pay?

Either of these two conditions may be cause for a claim against your employer under the FLSA, and you may be entitled to back pay (unpaid wages) and additional damages. However, there are many caveats to the merit of your claim. It is beneficial to speak with an experienced attorney about your unique case to determine if your rights as a worker have been violated.

There is a two-year statute of limitations in these case unless your employer has willfully violated the law, in which case there is a three-year statute of limitations.

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers in League City, our attorneys will pursue your maximum compensation for a wage and hour violation claim. Your unpaid overtime or minimum wage violation claim is important to us, and we are always on your side. Our team serves workers in Galveston, League City and throughout Greater Houston, and all consultations with our attorneys are free.

Please call us at (281) 645-5000 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with an attorney.