Does your Texas employer owe you money? Contact an Overtime Wage Attorney
If your employer is depriving you of your wages, you may feel angry, frustrated, and hopeless. You may feel like you are stuck in a position you can't leave, but don't know what to do or where to turn. You may not know what your options are - or if you even have any options. You want to get paid, but don't know who to talk to or who can help. No matter what your situation may be, there is a way out. The Texas overtime wage dispute lawyers at Kennedy Hodges have successfully helped thousands of employees with cases just like yours.
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Each year in the United States, employers deprive workers of billions of dollars in wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Sometimes this is not intentional, but many times it is. Either way, if you are being cheated out of your wages, or if you just feel like something doesn't add up, contact a Texas unpaid wages lawyer at Kennedy Hodges for a free consultation. We will sit down with you and review your pay stubs and wage information for free to make sure you're receiving the wages to which you are eligible.
Fear of Being Fired
I know I'm owed money, but will I get fired if I do anything about it?
That's a fair question that we often hear. Fortunately, the law makes it illegal for any employer to retaliate against an employee who demands their fair pay under the law. Companies are subject to both criminal and civil penalties for taking any action against an employee. Judges enforcing these laws come down hard on employers who retaliate against employees. You are armed with this hammer because the wage and overtime laws recognize there is an imbalance of power between employers and employees - that's why the law encourages you to speak up without fear of reprisal. If you are concerned about retaliation, your fears should be put to rest after reviewing the information on this site. We have represented hundreds of employees in wage disputes against their employers without any action taken against them.
Thinking about filing a complaint through the Department of Labor? Think Again.
Think twice before heading to the Department of Labor (DOL) for help. If your employer is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and depriving you of the wages to which you are lawfully eligible, the Department of Labor has no motive to get you proper compensation. We currently represent employees who filed with the DOL, but received an offer that was unacceptable.
Kennedy Hodges: Representing the Underdog
The Texas overtime lawyers at Kennedy Hodges never represent employers. Born and raised in working class families, we know what it's like to earn your own keep. We don't agree with corporate titans who treat their employees like expendable commodities. We fight for the underdog, for the employee, for YOU - the worker who has been wrongfully cheated out of your wages.
While other Texas overtime attorneys may want you to hire them and sign some paperwork before they give you any information, our philosophy is drastically different. We have a website filled with information to help you and answer your questions. Our FAQ page can help answer many questions we receive about wage and overtime claims. And if you don't find what you're looking for on here, we urge you to give us a call at 888-449-2068. We will talk to you about your situation, answer your questions, let you know whether we think you even need an attorney and help you figure out where to go from there - all without ever hiring us.
We represent all workers, including workers with questions about their immigration status, who have suffered a wage violation, and who have previously filed with the DOL. We aggressively litigate claims in federal court against small, medium, and large companies who violate the FLSA. We fight to obtain compensation for our clients who work in various jobs and industries, including:
- Nurses, healthcare workers, and technical workers
- Paralegals and legal assistants
- Oil and gas workers, field workers, and field service technicians
- Call center or customer service employees
- Cable installers
- Loan officers, loan consultants, loan processors, and mortgage industry employees
- Repair technicians
- Retail store employees
- Computer and IT employees
- Waiters, waitresses and other tipped employees
- Dry cleaner workers
- Construction workers
- Accounting personnel
- Secretaries, payroll clerks, and general admin personnel
- Independent contractors or contract workers
Don't let your employer steal your wages any longer!
If your employer is depriving you of the wages you are rightfully owed, you need to contact a Texas wage and hour lawyer at (877) 342-2020 to schedule a free consultation and case review. A Houston, Texas overtime attorney at Kennedy Hodges will fight to ensure that you receive all that you are owed.
Many computer workers believe they are not due overtime because they’ve heard about an exemption called the “computer professional exemption.” It certainly sounds like it applies to all computer workers. However, that title was a poor choice of words by the legislature. Despite the title of the exemption, many employees who work with computers as part of their job are still eligible for overtime pay…
Service technicians don't have a typical 9 to 5 job. They don't have a predictable schedule and cannot just leave in the middle of a job because they have worked too many hours. However, many employers attempt to pay them as such. These employers try to deprive repair technicians of the pay to which they are lawfully entitled by withholding overtime or convincing them that they are not eligible to receive overtime…
You may not think being classified as an independent contractor is a big deal, but in the United States, fraudulent classification
of employees as "independent contractors" is on the rise. One of the most common tactics employers use to save money and avoid paying federal taxes is to label their employees "independent contractors." Order our free wage and overtime guide to learn about these cases.
Cable TV and satellite installation companies frequently pay their installers and technicians on a "piece rate" basis. The company must take into consideration all compensation earned in a workweek when an employee works more than 40 hours so that the proper overtime pay may be calculated. Most employers who pay on a piece rate fail to track all time worked…
If you are classified as a tipped employee, your tips may be counted as wages for purposes of meeting the minimum wage requirement of $7.25 per hour. This is known as a “tip credit” because your employer receives a “credit” toward the minimum wage requirements. However, this tip credit does not free your employer of their obligation to pay you a direct wage...
If you are a type of nurse, such as a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) who is paid on an hourly basis the chances are very likely that you are eligible to receive overtime pay. The answer depends upon the particular facts of your case…
We run our own law firm and we know the demands we place on our own paralegals. With this knowledge we were able to calculate lost wages much higher than what the client expected. Do you ever: Return a call to the office after hours? Respond to work-related text messages? Check your email at home? Work at home? Each individual case is different…
As a field service technician, you may be owed wages for unpaid work time that includes:
- Calling in to check your day's schedule
- Travel time to your first job site or between job sites
- Safety meetings
Call center workers are frequently forced to work off the clock and may seek compensation for unpaid time due to:
- Working through lunch or inability to take breaks
- Finishing a call that runs over into their scheduled ending time, completing paperwork
Jobs in the banking, mortgage or insurance industry require a lot of long hours and hard work. Unfortunately, mortgage industry employees also succumb to poor pay practices in which employers try to cheat them out of the wages to which they are legally entitled. Common mortgage industry pay violations include…
The retail sales environment is filled with a multitude of wage violations. In order to stay within their store’s budgeted number of labor hours, many managers require employees to finish work off-the-clock, punish employees for working overtime, or alter time reports…
Because these positions are widely referred to as “white collar”, you might have believed that this means you are not eligible to receive overtime, especially if your job title contains words such as “senior,” “executive,” or “professional.” Judging by recent developments, accountants everywhere would do well to re-examine the exact nature of their job duties to make sure that their employers have not misclassified them as being “exempt” from overtime compensation…
Bookkeepers keep records of a business’ day-to-day financial transactions. But they typically do not exercise independent discretion and judgment in their job. They must follow strict company rules and they are performing a skilled task according to predetermined rules. Therefore, accounting clerks and bookkeepers are not exempt from overtime…
Employees everywhere in every industry have something in common - they are protected under the FLSA. If you are a worker in Texas and have been denied your rightful wages you may feel helpless and unsure if you have any options. The fact is, you have the right to get back pay owed, damages and attorney's fees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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