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 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.
Minimum Wage in El Paso, Texas
Our state utilizes the exact hourly minimum wage of the current federal standard, which has been in effect since July 24, 2009. The rate of minimum wage in Texas, therefore, is $7.25 an hour.
While it should be simple enough to pay employees at a rate that 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.
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.
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.
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