Houston Employment Attorneys

Did you know that hourly employees who work over 40 hours per week must receive overtime pay? If you have had your overtime pay rights violated, then there may be many more workers in your company who have been affected, as well. You are entitled to at least 1 ½ times your hourly wage for every hour worked over 40 hours per week.

Employers may try to avoid this rule by:

  • Requiring workers to “work off the clock” while not getting paid.
  • Asking workers to clean up before or after hours – while not getting paid.
  • Working through lunch while having your lunchtime docked from your pay.
  • Providing “comp time” for working more than 40 hours in one week and then providing time off to make up for the unpaid overtime from the previous week.
  • Classifying a worker as being paid salary instead of hourly, in order to avoid paying overtime.
  • Attending safety meetings “off the clock” for which you are not paid.
  • Requiring you to work at home or outside of the office while not getting paid.

Who is affected? It has been our experience that workers who are at greatest risk for employment claims violations are:

  • Oilfield and refinery workers
  • Construction workers
  • Laborers
  • Painters
  • Carpenters
  • Demolition workers
  • Food service and restaurant workers

Other employment law violations include:

  • Tip pooling violations: asking a worker to share tips with non-tipped employees.
  • Wrongful termination claims.
  • Discrimination based on disability or pregnancy.
  • Sexual harassment.

Allow Soto Hernandez, LLP to confidentially evaluate your claim. We will work with you to develop a legal strategy to hold those responsible accountable. If you have had your overtime pay rights violated, then there may be many more workers in your company who have been affected as well. Call Soto Hernandez, LLP at (713) 337-3911. We are here to help you.