What Steps Should Employers Take to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?
- posted: Apr. 24, 2020
- General Information,  FMLA,  Recent Developments 2013,  Whistleblower Rights,  Age Discrimination,  Retaliation,  Race Discrimination,  Government Employees,  Wage and Overtime Claims,  The NLRA and Non-Union Employees,  Executive Compensation,  Immigration-Related Discrimination,  Disability Discrimination,  Sports Labor Law,  Trade Secrets,  Non-Competes,  Sex Discrimination and Harassment,  Employment Contracts,  Recent Developments 2014,  Workers Compensation Retaliation,  Uncategorized
As COVID-19 has plagued the United States, business leaders in every industry have gotten a crash course in virus prevention measures. Unfortunately, for many, the information regarding best practices has Read More
When Is a Fired Employee Entitled to Receive Unpaid Commissions in Texas?
- posted: Sep. 21, 2014
- Wage and Overtime Claims
Consider this scenario: Employee A has worked in sales for Employer B for many years. In addition to a small salary, Employee A gets a 4% commission on all sales. Read More
Fourteenth Court of Appeals Holds that Equitable Estoppel Bars an Employer from Asserting the Statute of Limitations in an FLSA Case
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay the minimum wage and overtime. The FLSA contains a two-year statute of limitations that can be extended to three years in Read More
Dallas Court of Appeals Affirms Award for Employee on TWC Wage Claim
On June 13, 2013, the Dallas Court of Appeals issued its opinion in JMJ Acquisitions Management, LLC v. Peterson, No. 5=12=00263-CV (Tex. App. -- Dallas 2013, no pet.) (now reported Read More
Houston Federal Court Issues Rulings Concerning Notice in an FLSA Collective Action
The Fair Labor Standards Act governs claims for unpaid overtime. The FLSA also allows for the certification of a collective action, which is a form of class action in which Read More
The Supreme Court Holds That an Employer May Use Offers of Judgment to "Pick Off" the Class Representatives in an Overtime Suit, But Refuses to Decide the Key Mootness Issue
In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court held today that an employer who is facing a potential collective action for unpaid overtime may use the offer of judgment procedure Read More
When Is an Employee Entitled to Overtime in Texas?
- posted: Feb. 25, 2013
- Wage and Overtime Claims
Texas does not have its own statute requiring the payment of overtime to employees of private companies. Instead, private sector employees in Texas are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Read More