In a big win for workers paid on a “day-rate” basis, a recent opinion out of the 5th Circuit, which covers Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, makes it crystal clear that being paid a daily rate (even $1,000+/day and amounting to $200,000+/year) is not the same as being paid a salary.  So, we now have the

Construction workers build, repair, and connect our world. Despite the essential role construction workers play in our society, the employees in this industry are often underpaid for their labor. If you believe your employer has subjected you to overtime wage violations that resulted in underpayment, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Lore

Factory and production workers navigate some of the most dangerous work environments on a daily basis to keep our economy up and running. The people working in this sometimes ruthless industry deserve to be paid fairly for their hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, many factory owners attempt to skirt paying their workers the full wages

Although all employers in the U.S. are required to compensate nonexempt employees for all of their time worked, it can be challenging to determine precisely what activities workers must be compensated for. This is especially true in situations where the employees have responsibilities that must be completed before and after their shift, such as time

Personnel who often travel for work or work away from home are typically paid per diems. These per diem payments are intended to reimburse workers for the costs associated with lodging, meals, and other travel expenditures. Depending on how the per diem payments are calculated and paid out, they may need to be incorporated when

Can You Waive Your Right to Be Paid Overtime or Volunteer to Work for Straight Time Pay?  Here in Texas, we have various state and federal employment laws that protect workers from injustices such as unsafe working conditions and unfair wages. One of the most important protections Texas workers possess is the right to additional

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A situation that involves attorneys is emotional - Mike Lore is an attentive listener and really helped me come to the terms of my situation. He used his understanding of the law to construct a case that was grounded in fact and skipped the needless 'finger-pointing' and 'he-said/she-said' back and forth. Mike's professionalism with me (the client) and the opposing attorney moved the case forward quickly with a successful result.

- E.S.


After talking to HR and trying to find answers to my questions about the overtime laws online, I was so confused. I contacted the firm and spoke to Stacy. She was so nice and took the time to review my pay stubs. She explained what the law requires and how it applied to my job. Turns out I do not have a case. Even though I didn’t have a case, she sent me a follow up email with even more information. So glad I called them.

- P.A.


We live in another state, but my husband's company sent him to work in Texas for 6 months. With the laws being completely different from our home state, it was nice to speak to a professional that could put us at ease and explain the laws to us.

- D.E.

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