There are many ways that Texas employers cheat employees out of wages. Sometimes, employees are asked to clock out at the ends of their shifts, and then stay to help work. Other times, there is a more subtle pressure to take work home, working "off the clock" to appear extra productive. Employers may even refuse to pay workers for downtime or travel time in violation of the law.
At Carlile Law Firm, LLP, we represent people whose employers cheated them by refusing to pay what they owed workers. We are dedicated to making our community better by holding employers accountable for their actions. When people come to see us, it's usually because something bad happened in their lives. Many tell us of being unable to support their families despite working as hard as they can. At our Marshall, Texas, law firm, we strive to make it better by guiding them through the legal challenges they face and helping them reclaim what is rightfully theirs.
A federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protects workers. The law requires that all hourly workers must be paid overtime wages if they work more than 40 hours in a workweek. The law also says that workers must be paid for all hours worked, including tasks such as preparing equipment at the beginning of the day or closing down after the store is closed.
Each situation is different. We can handle wage and hour claims involving situations such as when employers: