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

Staffing issues have plagued companies large and small around the country in recent months. In order to handle their staffing issues, many companies are mandating overtime for existing employees. As a result, there has been an uptick in overtime claims.  The Lore Law Firm has helped countless individuals contend with overtime claims when their employers

Unfortunately, some employers will do whatever it takes to get out of paying employees overtime. They may use various underhanded methods to shave time, even though doing so is often illegal per U.S. labor laws. As a skilled overtime pay lawyer, The Lore Law Firm has represented numerous clients who have been the unfortunate victims

Determining overtime can be a complex formula. Employees who work overtime are typically compensated at 1.5 times the regular pay rate for hours worked beyond 40 in one workweek. However, when calculating overtime pay, one of the areas that employers typically rely on a lack of knowledge is the extent to which year-end bonuses are

A disturbing trend in unethical and illegal employer behaviors continues to center on misclassifying workers as “exempt” from the overtime laws in order to underpay them. The behavior has brought about local and statewide enforcement against employers engaging in this unlawful action. The Lore Law Firm offers services to those workers in situations where their

Some employers will go to any length to avoid giving workers their hard-earned overtime pay. One of the challenges employees may encounter is determining what measures their employers might be taking and which of those actions falls under unethical or unlawful practices. This is especially so for those employers that opt to pay their workers

Client Reviews


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.