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

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

Many Texas employers take advantage of the general lack of knowledge about overtime laws to deny their workers the overtime pay they have rightfully earned. Employers may even refuse to answer employee questions about overtime pay to keep them in the dark about their shorted pay or confusing paystubs. Is Your Texas Employer Adequately Paying

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

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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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