Houston Overtime Attorney

Houston Overtime Attorney

We are the Top-Rated Houston Overtime Attorney’s. We fight for our clients. We listen to you and help you get what you deserve. We help our clients get paid for all types of damages including damages related to wrongful discharge, unpaid overtime hours, retaliation, disability discrimination, violation of medical leave (FMLA) rights, workers compensation, and sexual harassment… the list could go on and on. We make a living fighting for our clients. We typically don’t get paid anything unless we win. We won’t back down against your current or former employer either. Let us fight for you. Like all of our other clients, you will be very happy you did. You can see what some of our clients are saying about us on this page below.

Long story short: every single client review we have gives us 5 out of 5 stars. Not many of them. Not most of them. Every. Single. One.

Employers generally are required to pay one and one-half times an employee’s regular pay rate for all hours worked beyond 40 hours in a work period. This can apply to salaried, commissioned, and hourly employees. If you work more than 40 hours in a workweek and want to ensure you are properly compensated, consult with the overtime lawyers at the Craighead Law Firm in Houston, TX by contacting us today.

 

Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay? 

 

If you are a non-exempt employee, you are entitled to overtime pay whenever you work more than 40 hours in a workweek. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay non-exempt workers who have worked over 40 hours in a workweek a rate of one and one-half times their regular pay rate per hour worked (over the initial 40). If you have questions about your employee classification or overtime pay, our experienced overtime lawyers are ready to work with you. We can answer any questions you might have. If you are entitled to compensation from your employer, we will fight for you. 

 

Common Misconceptions about Overtime 

As overtime lawyers, we often hear from people who have common misconceptions that lead overtime-eligible employees to believe that they do not qualify for overtime pay. If any of the below situations apply to you, you may have been misinformed and actually be entitled to overtime. Do any of these sound familiar? 

 

  • Salaried employees are not entitled to overtime: This is one of the most common misconceptions we hear about overtime claims. Salaried and hourly employee status do not determine entitlement to overtime. Eligibility for overtime typically depends on whether you are considered an “exempt” employee. If you are a salaried employee and wondering whether you are entitled to overtime, our overtime lawyers are here to help. 

 

  • I didn’t get permission for overtime before doing the work: If it makes sense that your employer would know that you are doing the work, you are still entitled to overtime pay. If you have been denied overtime for failing to gain permission, contact us today and our overtime lawyers will evaluate your claim. 

 

  • My work requires me to attend training sessions and meetings at the company and tells me this time is not compensable: When training sessions and meetings are required by your employer, that is compensable time. For example, attending a safety meeting should be counted towards your workweek. If you are not being compensated for attending anything mandatory, our overtime lawyers will help and evaluate your claim. 

 

  • I am required to come in early but not allowed to clock in until my scheduled start time: Any time that your employer requires of you is compensable time. If your manager requires you to be at work before your official start time, then you are entitled to be paid for that time. If you find yourself in this situation, our overtime lawyers are here for you. Contact us today to have your claim evaluated. 

 

  • Only my regular wage is used to calculate overtime even though I earn commissions and bonuses: It is a general rule that any and all compensation you receive should be used when calculating your overtime pay rate. This certainly includes commissions and often includes bonuses. Do you have questions about the method your employer uses to calculate your overtime pay? Our experienced overtime lawyers are here to answer any questions you might have. 

 

Talking To Us Is Easy

  1. Enter your details into the “Contact Us” form
  2. A Houston Overtime Attorney will call you back
  3. We will let you know if we can help
  4. You owe us nothing unless we recover money for you

 

Houston Overtime Attorney Areas Of Service

The Craighead Law Firm, PLLC is located in Houston, Texas, and represents clients throughout the Houston area and the State of Texas, including in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Galveston counties.

 

Vital Information for Your Case

 

Before you meet with one of our overtime lawyers, please be sure to gather any information and documents you have from your employer. This information is incredibly useful in your consultation and can be vital to your case.

 

  • Pay stubs
  • Work schedules 
  • Records of complaints made
  • Offer letters 
  • Employee handbooks 
  • Time records 
  • Emails regarding the time and work in question
  • Contact info of coworkers as potential witnesses
  • Any relevant audio or video recordings 

Other claims we handle:

  • Wrongful Termination and Discharge
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Retaliation – where an employer targets an employee for reporting misconduct or reporting that his/her boss has engaged in discriminatory conduct
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – discrimination, retaliation, and failure to provide reasonable accommodations
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – refusal to provide medical leave, interference with medical leave, and retaliation
  • Workers’ Compensation – workplace injury and related discrimination and retaliation
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – failure to pay overtime wages and minimum wage
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Non-compete and Non-disclosure Agreements

If you have experienced any one of these issues, you need to call the #1 Houston Overtime Attorney, Clayton Craighead. Get the justice you deserve!

Talking to Us is Easy

  1. Enter your details into the “Contact Us” form
  2. A Houston Overtime Attorney will call you back
  3. We will let you know if we can help
  4. You owe us nothing unless we recover money for you

Houston Overtime Attorney Areas of Service

The Craighead Law Firm, PLLC is located in Houston, Texas, and represents clients throughout the Houston area and the State of Texas, including in Harris, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Galveston counties.