As an employee, you should expect to be fairly compensated for your labor.
Under Texas employment law, you have rights to fair wages, paid accurately
and paid in a timely fashion. If your employer fails to pay you as dictated
by law and your employment agreements, you may be able to take action
against them and recover your rightful pay.
Moore & Associates, we understand the importance of receiving your full pay at the time it
is promised. You depend on your paycheck to come when you expect it, and
if it doesn’t, there may be consequences for your life. There can
be a number of ways that you may not be receiving your pay, including:
If you are being
denied protected leaves of absence, your employer may also be keeping you from receiving compensation or
benefits that you deserve. You are legally entitled to leaves of absence
for physical or mental disabilities, serious injury or illness, pregnancy
and childbirth, family or caregiver responsibilities, and military service.
Your employer cannot deny you leave to handle these problems if you follow
company policy to file for leave.
Most Texas employees qualify to earn overtime pay. If you have worked overtime,
but have not seen the proper amount of your pay, your employer may be
withholding wages from you or you may be misclassified as an employee.
Certain employees, including independent contractors, high-level managers,
administrators, or other professionals, may be exempt from overtime pay.
If you have been misclassified, your employer can face consequences for
the mistake. You may be able to recover your lost wages if this is the case.
If your employer is found to be guilty of violating employment laws, they
can face penalties and be required to compensate you for your missing
wages, attorney fees, and liquidated damages. Contact our experienced Houston
employment law attorneys to learn about what you can do to recover your rightful pay.
Our team has been helping Texas residents protect their right to fair
compensation since 2001, and we built a reputation of award winning legal service.
Contact Moore & Associates today for more information or to schedule a