Wage & Hour

Houston Wage & Hour Lawyers

Ensuring You Are Compensated for Your Hard Work

The federal government maintains numerous laws in order to protect employees from unfair wage practices. These laws were established to ensure that workers are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous employers. Many times, however, it can be hard to spot a violation of these laws. Maybe you were asked to work extra hours here and there during a busy period and not compensated. Perhaps your employer is withholding a portion of your wages. Or do you wonder if your job has been classified incorrectly in order to avoid paying you overtime?

If you have any doubt as to your employer's wage and hour actions, the best step you can take is to call our wage and hour attorneys in Houston at (855) 499-4514 to discuss your case.

Helping Victims Of Wage & Hour Violations

Kennard Law, P.C., is a highly regarded employment law firm that helps individuals who have been the victim of illegal wage and hour violations. Our skilled lawyers help a wide range of employees, from immigrant workers to hourly wage earners. If you feel your wage and hour rights have been violated, it is important to document each incident and collect any hard evidence that you can find, such as e-mails, memos, and time cards.

Examples of Wage Disputes & Violations

Wage and hour laws are extremely complex, and there are various nuances to the classifications of exempt and nonexempt. Our dedicated legal team is highly knowledgeable on all aspects of these federal laws and can help you determine if you have a solid claim.

We can help you get the outcome you deserve if you have been harmed by wage and hour violations such as:

  • Failure to pay overtime to non-exempt employees (time and a half pay for work performed beyond 40 hours a week)

  • Failure to pay wages earned and due, including sales commission

  • Failure to pay minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees ($7.25 as of July 24, 2021)

  • Improper classification of a worker, resulting in unfair pay

  • Improper classification of exempt versus non-exempt employees

  • Forcing employees to work through meal or breaks

  • Forcing employees to not clock in during required work training or meetings

  • An employer using your tip pool to pay non-tipped employees

  • Failing to compensate for time spent on required uniforms and work equipment

  • Not allowing or accruing paid sick leave

  • Unauthorized deductions from paycheck

  • Failing to pay bonuses

  • False reporting of work hours

Many employers will try to justify their offense to you or provide you with false information on what is considered illegal. Our firm will ensure that you are treated fairly and are able to collect any compensation to which you are entitled.

How Do I Prove a Wage Violation Claim?

If you have been the victim of wage and overtime theft, make sure that you document these violations and include pay stubs, time card copies, emails, or other evidence demonstrating the violation. Each time you are asked to work "off the clock" or instances of overtime that was not paid should be kept in a journal.

Our wage and hour attorneys at Kennard Law, P.C. can assist with all the documentation and paperwork related to your wage claim and pursue the wages you are entitled to on your behalf.

Unpaid Wages? Denied Overtime? Turn To Kennard Law, P.C.

With offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, and El Paso, we are fierce advocates for employees throughout Texas. Our newest office location is in Washington, D.C.

Contact our firm today to discuss your issues with a Houston wage and hour lawyer. Se habla español.

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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    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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    Of Counsel

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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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 ...”

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    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 ...”

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