Houston, TX – The Department of Labor (DOL) recently reported that overtime claims are on the rise, and The Lore Law Firm has focused its resources on handling increased numbers of monthly overtime claim clients. The DOL has recovered thousands of dollars of owed tips/overtime for employees in Texas and back wages for Texas sanitation workers. Additionally, the department announced that it would be hiring 100 new wage-hour investigators to help employers consider the enforcement priorities of their state departments of labor.
In Texas, typical violations arise from misunderstandings about wage-hour law and technical issues. Overtime claims may also arise when employers think that a salary exempts an employee from overtime or when nonexempt employees perform work during unpaid lunch breaks/before their shifts start/end. While these seem like small amounts of additional working time, they add up, especially when they’re combined with damages or attorneys’ fees if the case is brought as a joint action. Most overtime claims come in the form of executive exemption, administrative exemption, professional exemption, off-the-clock work, or audits.
When workers have an overtime claim, the first thing they should do is talk to someone who knows the labor and employment laws in Texas. The Lore Law Firm is passionate about protecting the rights of workers, allowing them to recover their lost income or resolve their employment issues. With over 25 years of experience representing workers nationwide in employment-related claims, the law firm leverages the skills and knowledge of attorneys to take on large companies or courthouses to recover millions of dollars for thousands of workers.
They start by offering a fast, free, and confidential review of a worker’s situation. During this time, they discover if the client has a case against their employer, if their claim is valid, and the worth of the case. They also take the time to listen to the client’s story, whether it involves discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, or wage theft. While some instances of unfair/inappropriate treatment at work aren’t illegal, the labor laws don’t guarantee fairness/civilized behavior. They only set a minimum level of protection for classes of workers based on age, sex, disability, or national origin and for minimum wage/overtime pay requirements for US workers. If the attorneys can pursue the claim, they create a custom action plan that aligns with the client’s desires and helps them understand employment law.
Along with its national network of local counsel and co-counsel, The Lore Law Firm has represented oil/gas workers, independent contractors, day rate workers, administrative staff, computer IT tech support staff, customer service reps, restaurant workers, call center operators, truck drivers, CAD designers/draftsmen, and factory/production workers. Additionally, workers in medical/healthcare, finance, and sales can also pursue their overtime claims at the Houston law firm.
While The Lore Law Firm focuses on representing workers in overtime claims, the team is also passionate about educating their clients on employment law. Schedule an appointment by calling (713) 782-5291 or visiting their website. The law firm is located at 11 Greenway Plaza Suite 3025, Houston, TX, 77046, US.
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