After a recent massive lay off at Telltale Games, a former worker is now pursuing a class action lawsuit against Telltale Games on the basis that the company violated federal law known as the WARN Act when it terminated hundreds of workers before closing the gaming studio. This ...
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September 26, 2018Herrmann Law
**Warning: If you are paid a direct wage of less than $7.25 per hour (i.e. as little as $2.13/hour) the new regulation discussed in this article does NOT apply to you – your employer cannot take your tips, deduct from your tips, require you to share tips in ...
January 4, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
One of the most commonly misapplied exemptions from overtime is the Administrative Exemption. In my experience, lots of employers wrongly assume that their employees are exempt from overtime just because they pay them a salary or other non-hourly rate of pay. Overtime is more than just about being paid a ...
November 15, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Wrongful Termination: Illegal Termination I often say that employment at-will is a misnomer; it should really be right-to-fire. The majority of states (including Texas) are employment at-will, meaning your employer can fire you for any reason whatsoever as long as it’s not an illegal reason. The next logical ...
October 10, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
This post is a part two to a previous post we did for employees in sales known as the overtime exemption for outside sales employees. In this blog, I am going to look at another common overtime exemption for employees working in sales called the Commissioned Sales Employee ...
September 8, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime law requires employees to receive overtime pay for hours over forty (40) in week, unless the employee is “exempt” from overtime. Generally, an employee is entitled to receive overtime (even if paid a salary or commission basis), and if the ...
September 5, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Retaliation: Is Your Employer a Bully? What is workplace retaliation? Unlawful workplace retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee after an employee has engaged in a protected activity. It is a hapless situation when an employee is punished for doing the right thing. In Texas, to be ...
August 30, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
You’ve probably heard about “sexual harassment” in the workplace, but far too many times this behavior goes unidentified. Since 1964, sexual harassment in the workplace has been prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, but unfortunately this is still a problem today. Anyone can be a victim ...
May 22, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN