In the Workplace
TB Robinson Law Group, PLLC will stand with you.
Federal employment laws classify employees as either exempt or nonexempt. Nonexempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. Exempt employees are not entitled to overtime pay, and their employers may require them to work through meal breaks and on weekends.
There is a great deal of confusion over who is and who is not exempt from overtime laws. As a result, many employees are misclassified as exempt when in reality their job duties indicate that they should be nonexempt, and thus entitled to overtime pay. In addition, some independent contractors may also be entitled to overtime pay.
At the TB Robinson Law Group, PLLC, in Houston, we are strong advocates for employees and independent contractors who have been denied overtime pay. We seek full compensation for our clients as allowed under federal law.
If you believe that you have been denied the overtime pay you are entitled to, call us at (713) 568-1723.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines what kinds of employees are exempt and nonexempt. This is a complex area of employment law, and each situation must be carefully analyzed to determine whether a certain group of workers is truly nonexempt in the eyes of the law. The burden is on the employer to justify the decision to designate a class of worker as nonexempt. The following general rules apply:
Attorney TB Robinson has a comprehensive understanding of the many complex aspects relating to employee misclassification and classification. Mr. Robinson will work diligently to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve.
Our firm helps employers comply with wage and hour laws by educating them regarding the same. We also provide clear direction regarding the exemption status of specific types of employees. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for you.
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