Wage & Hour

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.

Providing Justice for American Employees

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.

Call us today at (855) 499-4514 or contact us online so that our dedicated employment law attorneys can inspire confidence and hope that you can win your fight against illegal employment practices.

Meet Your Dedicated Legal Team

The Experience You Need. The Service You Deserve.
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    Alfonso Kennard Jr.

    Managing Shareholder

    Alfonso Kennard, Jr., is a nationally recognized attorney and trial lawyer and the founding Shareholder of Kennard Law P.C. ...
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    Eddie Hodges Jr.

    Associate

    Eddie Hodges Jr. is an Associate in the Houston office of Kennard Law, P.C., and assists clients across all offices. Mr. ...
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    Daniel S. Gonzalez

    Of Counsel

    Mr. Gonzalez is the principal of the Daniel S. Gonzalez Law Office in El Paso, Texas, and additionally, since 2012, has ...
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    Lance Blankenship

    Of Counsel

    Mr. Blankenship is a highly experienced employment attorney that represented local businesses and national companies as lead ...
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    Cristabel Jimenez

    Associate

    Cristabel Jimenez is an Associate in the Houston office of Kennard Law, P.C. Ms. Jimenez is a native Houstonian. She has ...
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    Wyatt J. Holtsclaw

    Associate

    Wyatt Holtsclaw is licensed in federal and state courts for both Texas and California. He began his legal career practicing ...
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Why Hire Kennard Law, P.C.?

Making Things Right For Employees
  • 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.

  • Personalized Attention

    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.

  • Stellar Reviews

    At Kennard Law, P.C., client satisfaction is of utmost importance. You don't have to take our word for it. Read what past clients have to say here!

5 Star Reviews

Real Stories from Real Clients 
    This law firm is hands down AAA+1.

    “Thank you guys for all your hard work in preparing this court filing, and for keeping me updated on all matters thus far! Your professionalism is amazing and has exceeded all of my expectations, this ...”

    - Past Client
    From the times I meet with Mr. Kennard himself, I could tell he has a real PASSION for what he does, not for his own personal gain, rather for the client and righting the wrong that was suffered.

    “Let me start by saying Alfonso Kennard and his entire law firm, are literally "bull-dogs" in their field. I say that with much respect and reverence towards them all. Right from the start, Mr. Kennard ...”

    - Christopher Recio
    This law firm operates with integrity, professionalism, and really fight for you.

    “5 stars for Kennard Law Firm. Alfonso Kennard, his associates, and the entire team were nothing less than exceptional. This law firm operates with integrity, professionalism, and really fight for you. ...”

    - Pilar Carrillo
    No smoke and mirrors or unrealistic expectations. He leads with integrity and leaves no stone unturned.

    “Kennard Law, P.C. is without a doubt, "One of the best." Without going into details, let's just say 2:0 are very good odds. If faced with employment issues, it's most important to align yourself with ...”

    - Shannon Lewis
    They helped negotiate what I felt was a fair settlement and I am grateful and appreciative for their assistance.

    “I recently engaged Kennard and specifically Lance Blankenship to represent me on a workplace incident after interviewing several firms in the San Antonio area. The team was very knowledgeable about ...”

    - Harvey Goldstein
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