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Can You Be Forced to Work After Hours Off the Clock?

Every worker is entitled to be properly compensated for his/her work. Unfortunately, there are employers who may try to get away with not paying their employees for the work they do. If you have ever been asked to work after hours and off the clock by your employer, you should understand that you are entitled to be paid for the extra hours of work that you perform. Hodges & Foty, LLP is a law firm advocating for workers' rights. Our years of experience includes providing our clients with dedicated legal representation to pursue justice.  Hodges & Foty, LLP has represented thousands...

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Everything You Need to Know About Filing a Wage Claim in the Service Industry

In the vibrant service industry, from large restaurants to bustling hotels, understanding your rights under the wage and hour laws is not just important – it is essential.  Disputes about whether you are paid the correct amount of wages is not uncommon, given the numerous regulations that apply to workers in the service industry. With that in mind, it is crucial for employees in this sector to arm themselves with knowledge about their legal rights and the steps necessary to take action should they encounter wage violations.  Navigating wage disputes requires a thorough understanding of the wage and hour laws. The...

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How to File a Wage Claim as a Waiter or Bartender in Texas

For waiters and bartenders, navigating the process of filing a wage lawsuit can be a challenging endeavor. However, every worker is entitled to be paid for all of the hours that they work at least at the minimum wage rate required by law.   If you are looking to assert your right to fair compensation, Hodges & Foty, LLP can help. We are skilled in guiding service industry employees through the intricacies of wage laws, offering the guidance and support necessary to navigate your wage claim. To better understand your rights and how to proceed with a claim, please reach...

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How to Know If You Are Being Underpaid By Your Employer

Hodges & Foty, LLP is a national law firm fighting for worker rights.  The attorneys at Hodges & Foty, LLP work to ensure that employees are being properly compensated by their employers. If you believe you are being underpaid by your employer, do not hesitate to contact our skilled legal team by calling (713) 523-0001 or completing the contact form on our website. Common Signs You Are Being Underpaid By Your Employer Employers are required by law to pay their non-exempt employees overtime wages for hours worked over 40 in a week and wages at least at the minimum wage. However, there...

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Which Employees Are Entitled to Overtime Pay?

In Texas, the question of which employees are entitled to overtime pay is a significant aspect of employment law. Despite the clear mandates set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is not uncommon for businesses to misclassify employees or manipulate work hours to circumvent these regulations. Such practices are not only unfair but also a violation of legal standards. If you are unsure about your eligibility for overtime pay or suspect that your role has been misclassified to deny you overtime wages, it is essential to seek legal guidance. Our team of attorneys at Hodges & Foty, LLP is...

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Understanding When You Should Be Paid for Your Lunch Break

Texas does not mandate private employers to provide lunch or coffee breaks. However, if an employer chooses to offer a break and the break is less than 20 minutes, it must be paid. Typically, lunch breaks are unpaid and last at least 30 minutes, during which the employee must be completely relieved of all duties. For a lunch break to be unpaid, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that governs the payment of wages to employees, mandates that the employee must not be engaged in any work-related activities. If an employee is asked to perform any tasks or...

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Does My Employer Have to Pay for Travel Time?

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the lines between personal time and work time can often become blurred, especially when it comes to work related travel. For many employees, understanding the nuances of when travel must be paid for by an employer could have important consequences. This is where the question arises: when is your employer obligated to pay for travel time?  Navigating the complexities of this issue requires not only an understanding of the relevant labor laws but also an awareness of one’s rights as an employee. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we recognize the significance of this issue for many...

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How Do I Know If I Qualify For Overtime Pay As a Worker Paid a Day-Rate?

Understanding your rights to overtime pay as a day-rate worker can be incredibly complex and confusing. It is essential to discern the legal nuances that determine eligibility for additional compensation, ensuring that your labor is valued and fairly compensated in accordance with the law. In employment law, determining eligibility for overtime pay as a day-rate worker requires careful consideration.  If you are compensated with a day rate, you can qualify for overtime compensation when you work more than 40 hours per week for an employer. We recommend you contact a overtime lawyer for more information about Texas law and how it...

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4 Signs You May Not Be Receiving Proper Compensation

When you work hard, you deserve to be compensated according to the law. Unfortunately, there may be several reasons that an employer may not be compensating you the way they should, whether on purpose or not. If you believe that there may be some discrepancies when it comes to your pay, there are several signs to look out for that may point towards improper compensation. Hodges & Foty, LLP is a seasoned law firm with more than 40 years of combined experience helping workers achieve fair compensation. As specialists in wage and hour disputes, our firm proudly demonstrates an unwavering dedication...

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Do You Qualify for Additional Pay as a Texas Waiter or Waitress?

Waiters, waitresses, and other servers commonly work for less than minimum wage and then gain any tips they earn from customers. However, there are times when servers make less than the wage they legally deserve, which can happen when they are mostly paid through tips. When this happens, employers are typically required to provide additional pay to make up for any issues and discrepancies.  Hodges & Foty, LLP is a Texas-based law firm specializing in employment and personal injury law, advocating for workers' rights across various sectors. Our extensive experience includes handling class action lawsuits against major corporations and offering dedicated...

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