Wage & Hour Claims

Wage and hours cases can prevail against an employer.

If you are owed wages for worked performed and your employer failed to pay you for your time or for overtime, please contact THE LAW OFFICE OF CARABIN & SHAW toll-free at 1.800.862.1260, and an employment attorney will be able to assist you with your claim. Our initial consultations are always free.

Pay

The Texas Payday Law requires employers in the private sector to pay its employees in a timely manner. The law also allows employees to file against employers who fail to pay wages that are rightfully owed.

Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes overtime pay, minimum wage, equal pay, recordkeeping, and child labor rules for many employees.

With regard to overtime, the FLSA does not impose a cap on the hours that an employee can work each week, nor does it require breaks or vacations. However, the FLSA does require that a covered, non-exempt employee be compensated at a rate of one-and-one-half times his/her regular hourly rate of pay for all hours actually worked over forty in a standard seven-day work period. Paid time off for illness or vacation does not generally count towards the 40 hours.

Sometimes employers make mistakes regarding an employee’s pay such as: (1) misclassifying non-salaried employees as salaried; (2) giving employees time off when overtime pay was due; (3) requiring or allowing employees to work “off the clock”.

The Department of Labor rules provide that any employee who earns less than $455 a week ($23,660 a year) is entitled to overtime pay, regardless of the employee’s job classification as “salaried.” Even if you make more than $455 a week, you may still be entitled to overtime pay.

Special rules apply to certain occupations. Carabin & Shaw can help you determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay you have not received and assist you in obtaining it. Call our Law Firm toll free at 1.800.862.1260 for a free initial consultation. Our employment attorneys can check to see if different rules apply to your occupation.
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