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Employment

Our attorneys routinely provide advice, counseling, and litigation services to our clients on a wide range of issues related to employment law and their workforces.

Wage & Hour Issues/Overtime Compensation

Employment

The payment of wages to employees for their work is a highly regulated activity and requires a business to comply with numerous federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Given the complexity of the wage and hour regulatory scheme, litigation and governmental enforcement actions in this area have become increasingly common in recent years.  Among the hot issues that individual and class action plaintiffs and regulators have been focused on are the methods by which employers are required to compensate employees and independent contractors and the extent to which employees are entitled to overtime compensation.

 

Experience

Our attorneys have many years of experience advising employers and employees on wage and hour issues, particularly those involving independent contractors and the classification of employees for purposes of overtime compensation.  We provide advice and counseling to employers on how to create and implement fully compliant pay policies, and how to remain maintain that compliance in the constantly evolving wage and hour regulatory scheme.  Additionally, our employment lawyers have litigated these issues in state and federal courts in class/collective actions as well as in cases initiated by individuals.

Texas Court Blocks Overtime Eligibility

A Texas federal judge entered a nationwide injunction last week, preventing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing new regulations that would have expanded overtime eligibility for an estimated 4 million workers. The regulations, which were scheduled to take effect on December 1, would have overhauled the overtime exemption rules and salary threshold provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by increasing the “white collar” salary threshold exemption from $23,660 to $47,892 and adding a new automatic salary updating provision to raise this threshold every three years. ...More

Employment

Our attorneys routinely provide advice, counseling, and litigation services to our clients on a wide range of issues related to employment law and their workforces.