If you are a Houston employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a Houston unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
Houston Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related Houston Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
HOUSTON — A Texas federal judge recently granted summary judgement in favor of the 21 states challenging the Obama-era salary thresholds for overtime protections that would have potentially increased the salaries of millions of Americans currently paid on salary.
HOUSTON — Four long-time doughnut shop employees filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against Shipley Do-Nuts, a chain of pastry shops, claiming the defendant failed to pay the plaintiffs for all their time spent on the job.
TEXAS — A former energy worker recently filed a federal unpaid overtime lawsuit in Texas alleging his employer intentionally misclassified him an an overtime exempt independent contractor to avoid paying him and other similar workers time and a half pay.
Check out our Final Rule illustration, and be sure to share the infographic with colleagues and employers who may be subjected to the new overtime pay laws.
HOUSTON — A restaurant worker from Magnolia, Texas recently filed an unpaid overtime lawsuit against his former employer alleging the company failed to pay him proper minimum and overtime wages.
Houston Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our Houston overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
The City of Houston, Texas is the fourth most populated city in the United States. Recent data shows that more than 2,000,000 people live in Houston and the population is still growing. It is the most heavily populated city in the State of Texas.
The major economic sectors include services, financial, insurance, real estate, and government. Hospitals and medical facilities are also a major employer in the area. The unemployment rate is about 6.5%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce and service employees, hospital workers, IT workers, hotel and restaurant employees, professional services, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in the downtown Houston area are:
- Shell Oil Co.
- Harris County
- Exxon Mobil Corp.
- City of Houston
- JPMorgan Chase
- Continental Airlines Inc.
- U.S. Post Office
- CenterPoint Energy Inc.
- U.S. Government
The success of Houston is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their job, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that overtime pay is not required by the employer. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to pay overtime wages, but this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also Texas overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a Houston Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. Texas unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a Houston Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of Houston employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigations expenses in the case.
To file your Houston lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
Houston Legal Resources
- Houston City Data
- Houston Government Website
- Houston District Courts
- Houston Federal Court House
- Houston Bar Association
We Handle Houston Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
Nurses, medical professionals, health care workers, caregivers, recruiters, nannies, restaurant workers, chefs, waiters, waitresses, bartenders, truck drivers, roadside assistance workers, call center employees, customer service representatives, telemarketers, IT specialists, investigators, inspectors, delivery drivers, managers, supervisors, salespersons, security guards, factory workers, janitors, mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, couriers, government employees, police officers, firefighters, EMT, EMS, hotel workers, cashiers, retail store employees, cable installers, bank tellers, construction workers, warehouse employees, investment bankers, forklift operators, and all other professions and occupations
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