Herrmann Law in Arlington Texas
When you need an employment lawyer’s services to aid you in filing an employment law dispute against your employer in Arlington Texas, you want to hire someone you can absolutely trust. You want to be certain that you have an attorney working on your case who is capable, experienced, focused on the details, and who knows all the complex ins and outs of employment law and labor law. That’s when you should contact the employment lawyers at Herrmann Law.
Herrmann Law is an employment law firm located in the Arlington Texas area that represents employees in wage and employment related matters and disputes, including litigation for unpaid overtime, minimum-wage violations, salary-exempt status, unpaid tips, commissions, gratuities, and various other types of employment-related disputes.
Overtime Lawyers in Arlington Texas
The Fair Labor Standards Act (occasionally shortened to FLSA) is a section of the federal law code that protects your right as an employee to earn a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The rule of thumb is generally that any employee who works more than forty hours in one week must receive “overtime” or premium pay.
However, employers in the Arlington Texas area sometimes intentionally and purposely ignore the federal wage and overtime laws, and continue to keep their employees working long past that forty-hour mark, refusing to provide the legally required overtime compensation to their employees. Workers paid a salary are particularly vulnerable to this lack of compensation, as are other workers that are paid on a “day rate” or other non-hourly based compensation.
Some of the types of overtime law that Herrmann Law handles in the Arlington Texas area include:
Many employers and employees wrongly believe that because an employee receives a salary, or is paid on a “daily rate” system, that the overtime laws – guaranteeing employees overtime compensation after forty hours – no longer applies. This leads to the incorrect assumption that overtime is not owed to someone on a salaried pay-schedule, or a day-rate payment system. Employers in Arlington Texas and other areas often incorrectly call this status, and the employees they hire under these terms, as “salary exempt.”
The problem with the use of the phrase “salary exempt” in Arlington Texas is that this phrase is used as a catch-all for employees paid by day-rates or salaries and violates federal wage and overtime laws. Often, these employees are not actually “salary exempt” and are therefore being stiffed by their employers for the overtime pay they are entitled. They do not receive the overtime wages that they are rightfully entitled to under the federal wage and overtime laws.
The “salary exempt” qualifications are very complicated and technical in nature, and often rather tricky for a layperson to understand completely. Herrmann Law regularly works with this type of law and litigation in the Arlington Texas area, and wants to make the process easier for you, the employee. We want to see you paid for the hard work you do. Give us a call today to see if you might be missing out on overtime pay, and learn how to claim the back wages owed to you!
Employment Law Issues in Arlington Texas
Often an employee will continue to work in situations where they are not receiving fair compensation for their labor, because they feel their employer will retaliate against them for seeking a lawyer’s help in litigating their overtime, wage, or employment dispute. What many employees in our local Arlington Texas area do not know is that they are protected from that possibility by another set of laws, called anti-retaliation laws.
These laws guarantee that an employee can rightfully seek an employment lawyer’s aid and assistance in determining the extent of their wage, overtime, or other employment-related suit, and their employer cannot legally terminate their contract or employer-employee work relationship for that fact alone.
Other reasons an employee may seek a lawyer include matters dealing with:
- Employment contracts
- “Covenant not to compete” clauses, AKA non-compete clauses
- Family Medical Leave Act disputes
- Americans with Disabilities Act disputes
- Wrongful Termination
- And more!
There are so many employees who do not seek out the knowledge and counsel a well-informed, experienced employment lawyer. A law firm like Herrmann Law can provide the expertise you need in employment law and labor law cases like these.
Call Herrmann Law today at 817-479-9229 to schedule a consultation about your case!
Unpaid Wage Attorneys in Arlington Texas
There are many types of wages: tips, gratuities, commissions, deductions, and other types of compensation. In the world of employment law in Arlington Texas, understanding the wage and overtime laws is paramount to receiving the proper compensation. Employers and employees do not always see eye-to-eye on what type of compensation is fair for a certain type of work. Many employees are owed wages or other compensations, and they don’t even know it! So often employers misunderstand the rules and withhold rightful payment from the employee.
Herrmann Law represents and assists Arlington Texas employees in litigation for the following types of Unpaid Wage Matters:
- Unpaid Minimum Wage
- Unlawful Tip Pooling
- Unpaid Tips
- Unpaid Gratuities
- Unlawful Wage Deductions
- Deducting Credit Card Fees
- Deducting for Uniforms
- Unpaid Commissions
Contact Herrmann Law now to find out if you are owed unpaid wages or gratuities!
What do you do if you think your employer is doing you wrong?
If you think your Arlington Texas employer is not paying you owed overtime or other wages, or that you might be facing discrimination or other unlawful actions by your employer, contact Herrmann Law in Arlington for a consultation now!
Here at Herrmann Law, we may offer to take your case on a contingency basis. If we do represent you on a contingency basis, you will not owe us a fee unless you collect what you are owed! We want to see you get paid for your hard work!
Call us today! 817-479-9229