Employers in the United States and Texas are not allowed to make hiring, firing, or other important workplace decisions based on an employee’s age, race, gender, disability, pregnancy, religion, national origin, or in some cases sexual preference.
Employees should be treated with dignity and cannot be subjected to verbal or physical harassment in the workplace relating to age, race, gender, disability, pregnancy, religion, national origin, or sexual preference. Employees, whether women or men, should not be verbally or physically sexually harassed in the workplace, and employers must remedy the harassment once it is known or should reasonably be known.
FLSA Overtime and Minimum Wage
Employees should be paid for their overtime. Employees should not be forced to work off the clock. Employees should be paid at least minimum wage. And employees should not be improperly classified as exempt or as an independent contractor in order to avoid the Fair Labor Standards Act or state overtime laws. While seemingly straightforward, wage and hour laws are highly complex. Our firm helps individuals understand their rights to minimum wages and overtime, and litigates on behalf of both individuals and classes of individuals when employers violate their obligations legal obligations. Our firm also helps small businesses navigate the complexities of these wage and hour laws and advises them on the proper payment of overtime.
An intentionally false statement (or one made with reckless disregard for the truth) can induce a party to take action, to its detriment, that it otherwise would not have taken. Our firm has successfully litigated fraud claims and such claims often go hand-in-hand with breach of contract situations.