When it comes to pay, most employers pay employees in one hour and half-hour increments. They do this to avoid any confusion in the payroll department. This means that employees may be paid for work put in between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, regardless of what time they ...
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April 27, 2018Herrmann Law
When you work overtime, it is likely not out of the goodness of your heart. It is either because your boss really needs the extra help or because you really need the extra money. In either instance, know that your time is not free, and that you are ...
April 6, 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
I often say that employees in Texas have very few advocates to protect their rights in the workplace. Most laws are designed to protect the employers from being sued, therefore, most lawyers gravitate to representing the employers with deep pockets. I grew up in a family that worked ...
December 31, 2016DREW N. HERRMANN
It is difficult to ask your employer questions about your paycheck, after all employees rarely understand how their wages are calculated (i.e. tax, Medicare, and other governmental deductions) and don’t want to appear to distrust their employer. Employees have become accustomed to just accepting their paycheck without asking ...
December 1, 2016DREW N. HERRMANN
A portion of America’s workforce will undergo a major change when the Department of Labor streamlines the current rules that govern overtime exemption status. In March, 2014, President Obama issued a directive to the Secretary of Labor to “update and modernize” the rules for overtime exemption, also known as the ...
It is bonus time! What if I told you that receiving a bonus may increase your overtime pay? It is understandably so, that you may be wondering how a bonus can have such a significant impact on your overtime pay. An employer will often fail to pay the right overtime ...
We get a lot of calls from prospective clients regarding wage deductions from paychecks. The question is simple enough: Can an employer make wage deductions from my paycheck? However, the answer – as in most things legal – isn’t ...