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.
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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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