Recently, the Walt Disney Company announced that thousands of Walt Disney World workers will receive raises as the result of a new contract settlement that the company has reached with the unions. As a result of these negotiations, ...
Tag: Unpaid wages lawyer
September 6, 2018Herrmann Law
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...
March 16, 2018DREW N. HERRMANN
Overtime Pay for Employees Working in Retirement Communities Too frequently we see Texas employers failing to pay caregivers, med techs, and other employees working in retirement communities overtime and the wages they are owed as mandated by federal wage laws (i.e. the Fair Labor Standards Act). The work of a caregiver ...
October 19, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Tip Pooling and Tip Sharing Today, creativity among employers is at an all-time high when it comes to circumventing the minimum wage laws – especially when it comes to tipped employees. It is no surprise that employers continuously attempt to use state and federal minimum wage laws to their advantage ...
July 25, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Unpaid Overtime and Minimum Wage claims are the subject of many, many lawsuits across Texas and across the Country. As a general rule, employees who work over forty (40) hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay. A single work ...
June 10, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
What is a Contingency Agreement? Prospective clients often ask me how employees can afford to hire an attorney like myself to protect their legal rights in the workplace. The answer is, I represent employees almost exclusively on a contingency basis. This means, you don’t owe me ...
February 8, 2017DREW N. HERRMANN
Seriously: Can My Employer Legally Do That? If the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, then how do some employers (specifically, restaurants) get away with paying employees less – in some cases as little as $2.13 per hour? You may be thinking, well I earn more than $7.25 ...
January 14, 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 ...
September 28, 2016DREW N. HERRMANN