Wage & Hour Lawyers in Austin
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Every day, millions of Americans go to work, dedicating their labor, skills, and talents to promoting the interests of their place of employment, whether that is a business, corporation, or even a charitable organization. Often, these individuals devote even more time and effort than they are required to give, sacrificing their opportunity to spend their evenings and weekends with friends and family. Tragically, however, there are corrupt employers, managers, and supervisors who do not honor this dedication, but actually shortchange their employees.
If you have been the victim of this illegal behavior, it is time to fight back. Do not delay, since your family and loved ones depend on your ability to make a reliable income. Our dependable wage and hour attorneys in Austin are ready to stand by you here at Kennard Law, P.C.
When Can I Make a Wage Dispute?
There are many occurrences where it would be possible to make a claim that you have been wrongfully paid by your employer. A primary issue where this occurs is regarding being a salaried employee. Often, employers believe – or claim they believed – that only hourly paid employees can get overtime, not those who are paid by salary. However, Texas law demonstrates that even those considered to be salaried employees are still entitled to the minimum overtime rate, which is one and a half times the current rate.
While there are a few exemptions for employees who are either managerial, professional, or administrative, such exemptions are extremely narrow and rare. The employer has the duty to establish whether the employee fits into one of these rare cases, or whether they should be paid the normal overtime rate like any other employee.
Getting Proper Litigation
If you are seeking vindication for the unjust treatment you have suffered from your employers or managers at your company, our dedicated lawyers can knowledgeably defend your cause using both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and all of the corresponding state laws regarding labor in Texas.
Some of the areas which we have successfully supported our clients’ claims have included those involving:
- Miscalculation of either minimum wages or overtime pay
- Unexpected changes that have been made to overtime policy
- Failures to provide breaks or meal times
- Retroactive claims for claims of overtime that were either underpaid or omitted entirely
- Misclassification claims to shortchange the overtime rates of professionals and managers
Contact us now at (855) 499-4514 if you have been seeking retribution for the damages you have suffered by being denied your rightful wages.
Unfortunately, despite countless Americans’ dedication to supporting their companies, businesses, and other places of work, some employers refuse to abide by the law in giving you your proper compensation. Just to make a little extra money, these unjust managers will try to find loopholes to avoid recompensing their hardworking employees with the proper pay, even going so far as to reclassify their role to withhold overtime. Do not settle for this inexcusable injustice. Our dedicated wage and hour lawyers in Austin can stand by you in fighting such workplace malpractice.
Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law
Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.
We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You
Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers.
Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees
We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.
Cost-Effective and Accessible
For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.
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