UNPAID WAGE & HOUR CLAIMS IN ABILENE
STRENGTHEN YOUR CLAIM WITH OUR ABILENE EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS
As an hourly employee in Texas, you must be paid the state minimum wage – the same rate as the federal minimum wage, as of 2016 – for every hour that you work that is not considered overtime. This has been established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and acts as the groundwork for numerousemployment laws. Despite the simplicity and necessity of this regulation, dishonest or ill-informed employers may bend or break the rules, paying their employees less than minimum wage, or cutting their hours here and there.
With more than 15 years of collective legal experience, Moore & Associates has become the go-to law firm for residents of Abilene who are running into conflict with their employers. We bring unmatched legal understanding of all things employment-related and use it to empower our clients, giving them the might to stand up to their employers. Set up a free initial consultation with our team to begin your case as soon as possible.
Actions That Can Trigger an Unpaid Wage Claim
It can be difficult for an employee with a busy or undetermined schedule to keep track of the hours they work and the wages they should have earned. For people working for the military or in healthcare facilities – which are the top two employers in Abilene – this can be especially true; there is simply too much going on each day to worry about checking the fine print on paychecks. Unfortunately, some employers may see this frantic lifestyle as an opportunity for exploit, cutting wages, hours, and corners in subtle ways to try to save a dollar.
If you notice any of the following occurring in your workplace, you may have grounds for an unpaid wage or hour lawsuit:
- Your paycheck shows you are earning less than minimum wage before taxes.
- You have strong evidence, such as printouts, of altered timesheets.
- Your employer withheld your pay as an administrative penalty.
- You lost hourly wages due to tips, beyond acceptable limits.
- You have been asked to work or “chip in” while off the clock.
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Do you think that your employer has broken the law and robbed you of wages or hours, but you are not entirely positive? You do not have to point an accusatory finger right at them but you also should make an effort to get to the bottom of it. Your first step should be to come to Moore & Associates and ask our Abilene employment law attorneys for assistance. We can review your case for free and give you a good idea of whether or not you have grounds for a lawsuit.
Starting your case is the easy part! Just call 713.581.9001 today.