Whether you are paying for lunch during an important client meeting or for truck maintenance on a company-issued vehicle, these expenses should generally be covered by your employer. While there may not be a federal law requiring employers to reimburse employees for their work-related expenses, the Fair Labor Standards Act holds employers responsible for paying employees’ wages. When an employee’s expenses cause their hourly rate to dip below minimum wage, the employer is required to make up the difference to ensure they are properly compensated. If you were not reimbursed for work-related expenses, one of our Texas expense reimbursement lawyers can help you file a claim.
Hodges & Foty, LLP provides clients with the trusted legal counsel they need as they take the first step towards pursuing the expense reimbursement they are owed from their employers. We understand it can be intimidating to file a case against your employer. However, you deserve to be compensated for the expenses you have had to pay out of your own pocket. Do not hesitate to reach out to one of our expense reimbursement attorneys by calling our office at (713) 523-0001 or by filling out our online contact form.
What Are Common Employee Expenses You Should Be Reimbursed For in Texas?
It is not uncommon for employees to have to pay out of pocket for certain work-related expenses. These expenses are often necessary for the proper completion of their work.
In most cases, though not always, employers are required to reimburse employees for these work-related expenses in what is known as employee expense reimbursement. Some of these expenses may include the following:
- Client meeting meals
- Office equipment or supplies
- Transactional error fees
- Work phones, including work cell phones
- Gas and insurance costs
- Vehicle maintenance
- Expenses associated with training or certification
- Seminar or educational course costs
- Meals and lodging during business trips
When an employee pays for these expenses, they will often submit an expense report with the intention of being reimbursed by their employer. However, if you have submitted an expense report and been denied a reimbursement, our team of expense reimbursement lawyers can help you take legal action and pursue the compensation you are owed.
How Can a Texas Expense Reimbursement Lawyer Help You?
It can be intimidating to take legal action against one’s employer. However, you do not need to go through this process on your own. The bottom line is that you work hard for the wages you earn and you deserve to be reimbursed with employee expenses cut into the compensation your employer owes you. Our team of expense reimbursement attorneys wants to help you get justice for your unpaid or underpaid employee expense reimbursement claim.
If your employer has not fairly reimbursed you for your expenses or if you have received an hourly rate that falls below minimum wage as a result of the expenses, you have the legal right to file a wage and hour claim against your employer and pursue the compensation you are owed. Expense reimbursement violations often affect the following employees:
- Delivery drivers
- Tipped workers
- Commercial vehicle operators
We understand it can be extremely difficult to understand the intricate laws and regulations regarding this particular practice area. However, our Texas expense reimbursement lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience handling cases like yours. Not only do we understand these laws, but we also have an extensive understanding of how they apply to your specific case which will help us navigate the legal process through each step. We are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your rights.
Get Help From a Texas Expense Reimbursement Lawyer Today
Understanding your rights regarding work-related expenses is highly important for employees in Texas. Employers are obligated to reimburse work-related expenses in most cases. If you believe your rights to fair reimbursement have been overlooked or violated, the Texas expense reimbursement attorneys at Hodges & Foty, LLP can help you build a strong claim and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our board-certified law firm boasts decades of experience handling cases involving unpaid or underpaid expense reimbursements. If you are seeking justice and proper compensation for work-related expense reimbursements, contact our dedicated team of expense reimbursement lawyers at (713) 523-0001 or through our online contact form.