Wage & Hour

Wage & Hour Lawyers in El Paso

Protecting Your Rights to Fair Compensation

To go into work every day and complete your tasks to the maximum of your ability requires labor and commitment. Every day that you step into the office, you are contributing your skills, labor, and talent to your manager or employer, and displaying your devotion to promoting the interests of the entire company. Therefore, when your own boss refuses to uphold the law in giving you the correct wages you have earned, or even omits to pay you for your services, it is not only unfair but illegal.

When this violation of trust occurs, you have no choice but to make a stand to protect yourself and the family you support with your income. You do not have to do this alone, however. Here at Kennard Law, P.C., our wage and hour attorneys in El Paso are determined to support you in fighting employment injustice.

Minimum Wage and Overtime Payment Laws in Texas

In the United States of America, every state is allowed to set its own laws for wages and hourly pay, so long as it aligns with the federal boundaries of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In certain cases, some states even have lower wages than the minimum that has been set by the federal government. This is not the case in Texas, however, as our state utilizes the exact hourly minimum wage of the current federal standard, which has been in effect from July 24, 2009. The rate of minimum wages in Texas, therefore, is $7.25 an hour.

While it should be simple enough to pay employees at a rate which at least hits this minimum, there are many employers who are unfortunately mistaken in their beliefs regarding salaries. They assume that employees who are paid with salaries rather than a normal hourly wage do not get Texas overtime pay. However, this is not lawful by FLSA guidelines, and almost all salary-paid employees who work overtime should be paid for this labor with the appropriate overtime rate.

How Our Lawyers Can Help

Here at Kennard Law, P.C., we deal with multiple kinds of claims against unjust wage practices.

Just some of the examples of cases we have successfully won for our clients included violations against:

  • The right for all non-exempt employees to be paid overtime, which amounts to be time and a half pay for any work that has been conducted beyond the standard weekly 40 hours
  • The right to receive all earned wages, including commission from sales, without it being withheld by your employer
  • The right to be properly classified and receive fair pay, as opposed to being under-classified so that your employer can give you lower wages
  • The right to be appropriately classified as a non-exempt employee

Contact us now at (855) 499-4514 to discover how our employment law attorneys can resolve the maltreatment you have received regarding wages in the workplace.

Taking Powerful Action

When it comes to defending your rights against unjust behavior in the workplace, there is no time like the present. Delaying your suit against your employer could only result in losing more valuable time and resources. When you have suffered from your manager denying you the rightful compensation you deserve, you will need our dependable wage and hour lawyers in El Paso to represent your case. Trust in Kennard Law, P.C. to take aggressive action against those who have denied you your rights in the workplace.

Call us today at (855) 499-4514 or contact us online to obtain the support of our passionate employment law attorneys, who are ready to stand with you against unfair practices occurring in your workplace.

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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    Andrew R. Young

    Associate

    Andrew R. Young is an Associate in the Houston office of Kennard Law, P.C., and assists clients across all offices. Mr. Young ...
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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 
    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
    These are genuine people and I 10/10 recommend this firm!

    “Mr. Kennard was very attentive in my situation and handled everything calmly reassuring my wife and I through every step! The front office has an amazing staff that is very helpful and friendly, and ...”

    - Joseph Sosa
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