What Is A Texas Overtime Lawsuit?
Texas law requires employers to pay their employees overtime pay for time worked in excess of 40 hours in a work week at a rate of no less than one and a half their regular rate. Texas overtime pay is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, or the FLSA. Overtime lawsuits arise when an employer tries to avoid paying their employees the deserved overtime. If you have been cheated out of your overtime pay you may file a claim against your employer to collect your unpaid wages.
Many Texas Employers Attempt To Cheat Workers
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that your employer pay non-exempt employees overtime. Many Texas employers violate federal and state overtime pay laws in a variety of ways.
They misclassify an employee as exempt
They require employees to work off-the-clock
They incorrectly calculate overtime pay
How can I Sue For My Overtime?
If a Texas employer does not pay you for overtime, you can bring an employment unpaid overtime lawsuit to recover back wages that you are entitled to. Under the FLSA, an employee may be entitled to recover liquidated damages or an award of additional compensation, up to an amount equal to the unpaid overtime.
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