Ensuring You Receive The Pay You Are Due
Your work should be valued by your employer, and you should be paid fairly for that work. When your employer does not provide fair pay, however, that decision is more than just unfair — it is illegal.
The Murphy Law Practice, PLLC, works to ensure that the workers of Texas are paid fairly by their employers. With nearly two decades of experience working in employment law, I will act as your advocate in or out of the courtroom to help ensure that you receive the pay you are due. You can meet with me for a free consultation to explore your legal options.
You Deserve To Be Paid At A Fair Rate
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSLA), you are entitled to a minimum wage and overtime if you work more than 40 hours in one workweek. However, employers do not always respect those laws. Some of the many pay violations that can occur include:
- Being asked or expected to do “off the clock” work
- Incorrectly classifying an employee as a contractor
- Improper payroll deductions
- Improper pay rates or paycheck delivery
- Break violations
- Salaried employees being required to work additional time per week
One way that employers violate pay laws is by not paying employees the correct wage. Federal labor laws state that you are entitled to a minimum wage of at least $7.25 per hour. If you have been paid less than that wage, your employer may be required to pay you those outstanding wages.
Another common pay violation is being underpaid or unpaid for your overtime work. Overtime pay of one-and-one-half time pay is required for your work after you have put in 40 hours of work during the week. If you have worked that time, you deserve to receive appropriate pay for it.
If you have been paid unfairly by your employer, you could be entitled to back pay as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. Having an attorney by your side while you fight for fair pay could be key to getting the compensation you deserve, and [NAP_NAMES ID=“FIRM-NAME-1”], is prepared to help. I will aid you in filing a complaint and, if necessary, take your case to court.