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Drywall Installers Awarded Back Overtime Pay from Katy Company

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires the vast majority of American businesses to pay nonexempt employees one-and-a-half times their normal hourly wage when they work overtime. Under this law, Read More

Meal and Rest Breaks Under Texas Law

Many businesses compensate employees for they time when they are eating lunch or taking an allowed break. While employers might consider this a good way to keep workers happy and Read More

When Is a Fired Employee Entitled to Receive Unpaid Commissions in Texas?

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

What Is a Wage Claim Under Texas Law?

1. How is a wage claim different from filing a lawsuit? If an employer fails to pay wages or other compensation to an employee, the employee can always file a lawsuit 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?

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

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