We Protect The Rights Of Salaried And Hourly Workers
Your job is your livelihood and your family’s financial security. Texas is referred to as an “at will” employment state, which means that there are typically no written contractual employment obligations between an employer and an employee.
If you work for an hourly wage or salary and feel your employer is violating your rights under Texas or federal law, turn to Warren & Siurek, L.L.P., for help. From our offices in Houston, our attorneys strongly protect the rights of workers throughout southeast Texas. Employment law is all we do.
Are You Being Paid What The Law Requires?
Employers are bound by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state-level standards regarding compensation.
These standards can be enforced through legal action. This covers issues that include overtime pay and the rights of undocumented workers.
Federal wage and hour laws also set standards regarding equal pay that prohibit paying one gender less than another for equal work.
Our law firm also handles issues regarding payment of independent contractors and others who work in the gig economy.
What Does ‘At-Will’ Employment Mean?
Companies generally have the right to hire and terminate employees at any time, unless an employment agreement has been signed by both parties.
But at-will employment does not mean the employer is not bound by certain state and federal laws regarding workplace protections. Companies are not allowed to discriminate based on protected status such as race, age, gender and religion. And employers are not allowed to retaliate against workers who raise valid concerns about the employer’s failure to comply with the law.
If you are a worker with a disability and your employer is not meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you may also benefit from protections under federal law.
Schedule A Meeting With An Experienced Employment Lawyer
Send an email to schedule a meeting, or call our office.
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