Tag: employment lawyer

Illegal Tip Pool

04

Jan2018
**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 ... Read More
January 4, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Lawyers Texas

15

Nov2017
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 ... Read More
November 15, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Wrongful Termination

10

Oct2017
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 ... Read More
October 10, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Law for Commission

08

Sep2017
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 ... Read More
September 8, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Law Exemptions

05

Sep2017
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 ... Read More
September 5, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Angry boss shouting to an employee

30

Aug2017
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 ... Read More
August 30, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
overtime-laws-1

22

May2017
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 ... Read More
May 22, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN