Tag: Employment Law

Internship Laws


In the last decade, the popularity of internships has increased significantly. Employers are able to obtain assistance without compensating employees under the guise that the internship helps advance a person’s career. Some companies have even turned previously paid internship into unpaid positions. While some unpaid internships might be ... Read More
May 11, 2018Herrmann Law
Overtime Classification


In accordance with the FLSA, employers are required to pay full-time employees overtime for any hours worked over the 40-hour a week threshold. To avoid this, many employers intentionally misclassify workers as independent contractors. Under the same laws that protect employees, independent contractors are deemed exempt from ... Read More
April 20, 2018Herrmann Law
Obama Overtime Rule


On December 1, 2016, millions of American workers were slated to receive overtime pay, thanks to the Obama Administration's finalized overtime rule under the Department of Labor. The rule says anyone who makes less than $47,476 per year must receive time-and-a-half pay for ... Read More
March 29, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Wages for Interns


According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the United States Department of Labor issued new guidelines in January of 2018 designed to provide guidance in determining whether students and interns working jobs at for-profit employers are employees entitled to... Read More
March 16, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Texas Employment Lawyers


Agreement Not-to-Compete? Is it Enforceable? What Now? What is a covenant not to compete? Covenants Not to Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements are becoming increasingly common in Texas. A non-compete or non-solicitation agreement restricts an employee’s post-employment activities and are used to prevent an employee from working in the same trade or industry ... Read More
August 21, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Medical Leave


“What is the Family Medical Leave Act?” The Family Medical Leave Act, or as it is commonly known as “FMLA” leave, is a law entitling specifically defined employees with up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave per year. The FMLA was enacted to help establish a leave policy for employees ... Read More
July 17, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN