When employers fail to pay proper wages, legal action might be necessary to secure the compensation that workers have earned. In some cases, employees might not be aware of their rights to collect overtime pay or other benefits that they are entitled to. The knowledgeable attorneys at Sanford Law Firm in San Antonio stand up for workers in situations involving wage and hour disputes. We assist employees whose employers have violated minimum wage standards and other rules enacted to protect workers.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay at least time-and-a-half in overtime pay to nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek. Our labor law attorneys can take action to collect this money and counsel you regarding related issues involving:
We are accomplished Texas litigators who handle overtime matters and other wage issues, including circumstances where employees are forced to use personal funds to pay for work expenses.
San Antonio has passed an ordinance requiring certain employers to grant paid sick leave and family leave in order to deal with medical issues. This rule is scheduled to take effect in August 2019, but litigation over a similar Austin ordinance has cast doubt on whether these provisions are permitted under Texas law. We keep track of the latest developments in this area to make sure that our clients are fully aware of their rights no matter where they work. In cases involving sick leave, Family and Medical Leave Act requests, and other authorized workplace benefits, our attorneys hold employers to account.
Texas continues to maintain the $7.25/hour minimum wage that is equivalent to the federal rate. If you or someone you know is not receiving this amount, we’ll review to see if back pay can be collected or if an exemption applies. Workers who might not be covered by minimum wage laws include tipped employees, salespeople, domestic workers and some youthful job holders. Should a valid case exist, we can file a wage claim with the Texas Workforce Commission or seek damages in court.
Sanford Law Firm represents Texas workers who are seeking the compensation they are entitled to. For a consultation regarding the relevant wage and hour rules and your legal options, please call 833-295-1994 or contact us online. Our office is on Stone Oak Parkway in San Antonio and we serve clients throughout Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe and Wilson counties. We offer flexible scheduling to meet your needs.