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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
Some professions require employees to spend time outside their typical working hours on call. During on-call time, the employee must be able to report for further job duties on short notice. Certain standards must be met in order for on-call time to count as work time. This is true for Texas health care workers as
Wage theft can be a serious problem for Texas construction workers. From failing to correctly calculate overtime pay to violating minimum wage laws, wage theft can take many forms. Typically, you have the right to file a claim if your employer has unlawfully withheld your pay or failed to pay you for all the hours
Restaurants are often very open with their employees about their seemingly small profit margins and their struggle to keep their doors open every week. However, this is often a tactic used to keep restaurant workers from reporting wage, overtime, or vacation pay. Cutting out these costs only increases the profits for the restaurant. As long
Employees in the state of Texas cannot waive their rights to overtime pay. There are strict laws protecting employees to ensure that employers do not take advantage of them. Laws regarding overtime and employee rights can be complicated. If you suspect your employer has violated these laws, a skilled employment law attorney can help. Compensatory
Double-time pay laws vary by state. Most states do not have any double-time laws. It is essential to note the difference between overtime and double-time, as the laws surrounding each differ drastically. If an employee’s rights to compensation have been violated, a workers’ rights attorney can help. What Is Double-Time Pay? Double-time pay (aka Golden

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