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Every day, governing bodies across the country pass laws affecting millions of people. Judges issue rulings that set new precedents on how laws are interpreted. New cases call into question whether existing laws are applicable in the modern world. While there are a seemingly endless number of law blogs out here to follow the latest developments, not every blog publisher has the expertise and years of experience as the attorneys at Hodges & Foty.


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6 Consequences Your Employer May Face If They Have Misclassified You as Exempt From Overtime

In an evolving workforce, the distinction between exempt and nonexempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has never been more critical. Misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime can lead to significant legal and financial consequences for employers. Misunderstanding these classifications can easily lead to compliance issues, which are costly and damage an organization's reputation. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we highlight the critical nature of accurate employee classification and its implications for fair wage practices. Our focus on employment disputes, including cases of overtime and unpaid wages, underscores our commitment to advocating for workers' rights to fair compensation. If...

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Are Oil & Gas Industry Day Rate Workers Entitled to Overtime Pay?

If you are a day worker in the oil and gas industry, you may be wondering whether or not you are entitled to receive overtime pay when you work more than 40 hours in a work week. The answer to this question came in the form of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that made it clear that day rate workers are not exempt from overtime rules, even if they are highly compensated by employers. If you are an oil and gas industry day rate worker and have not been paid overtime despite this ruling by the Supreme Court,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Wage Claims

Navigating wage claims can be challenging but is essential for any employee seeking fair compensation. These claims can involve anything from unpaid wages to disputes over overtime. For employees committed to asserting their rights, it is important to thoroughly understand these elements of wage law.  At Hodges & Foty, LLP, our wage claim attorneys are here to provide the precise guidance and robust support you need. If you have concerns regarding your wages or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact us through our contact form or call us directly at (713) 523-0001. Understanding Wage Laws The Texas Payday Law plays a crucial...

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If You Are Paid a Salary, Can You Still Be Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Employees who are paid a salary might still be entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. However, some companies may attempt to circumvent this requirement by misclassifying roles or by adjusting hours and expectations around overtime. Such practices are not only unfair but also illegal. If you suspect that you have been required to work overtime without proper compensation, a skilled attorney can assess your situation and help assert your rights. Hodges & Foty, LLP brings over 40 years of combined experience and board-certified expertise to the forefront of labor disputes across the nation. With...

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Documents You Need For Your Wage and Hour Claims

Navigating the complexities of wage and hour claims can be daunting, especially if you are unsure where to start or what documents are necessary to support your case. Whether you are dealing with unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or other discrepancies in your compensation, having the correct paperwork in hand is crucial for a successful claim. With the proper preparation and knowledge, you can confidently pursue what you are rightfully owed.  At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we bring over 40 years of combined legal experience representing thousands of clients, involved in wage and hour claims. We focus on addressing unpaid overtime...

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Critical Recall Alert: Philips Respironics Ventilators’ Power Malfunction Risks Serious Injury

In a critical recall correction alert, Philips Respironics, Inc. issued a Class I recall for its Trilogy Evo ventilators due to a software-related potential power malfunction. This software issue could lead to serious risks, including a sudden loss of ventilation despite adequate power levels. It's crucial for individuals relying on these devices or affected by this recall to understand the implications and necessary steps to address this safety concern. If you or a loved one has experienced harm or injury caused by your Philips Respironics Ventilator at home or while in a healthcare facility, it’s crucial to understand your rights and...

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Does My Employer Have To Reimburse Me For My Work-Related Expenses?

As a worker, you may incur various expenses directly related to your job duties, from travel costs to necessary equipment purchases. Regrettably, some employers may not clearly define or honor policies for reimbursing these essential expenditures. This oversight can leave employees unfairly shouldering costly business expenses. If you believe you have not been properly compensated for legitimate work-related costs, a dedicated attorney can assist in reviewing and addressing your case effectively. Hodges & Foty, LLP, with over 40 years of combined experience and board-certified attorneys, is a trusted advocate for workers across the United States. We specialize in handling disputes concerning...

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Lifesaving Tips if You Are the Victim of a Pharmacy Error

When a person picks up a prescription, he or she puts their trust in the healthcare professionals who are responsible for ensuring that the prescription is correct. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen, and individuals can suffer serious harm as a result of a pharmacy error. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pharmacy error, there are several lifesaving tips you should be aware of to ensure your overall health and well being. Hodges & Foty, LLP is a law firm in Texas that helps clients who have suffered due to a pharmacy error build a strong case...

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Why Is It Important to Be Properly Classified as Exempt or Nonexempt from Overtime?

As an employee, understanding the significance of correct classification as exempt or nonexempt for overtime is essential, yet the subject can be complex. This classification affects various facets of employment, from eligibility for overtime pay to how wages are calculated in different scenarios. For employees who are determined to secure their rightful compensation, grasping these nuances is critical.  At Hodges & Foty, LLP, our attorneys are well-versed in wage and hour regulations and are ready to provide the detailed guidance and support you need. If you have concerns about your classification or any other wage-related issues, please do not hesitate to...

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17 Potential Effects of Anesthesia Errors

There are several possible adverse side effects of anesthesia, and these are specifically likely to occur when your medical provider has made an avoidable mistake. If you have been hurt due to an anesthesia error, you can take legal action and hold those liable accountable. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we are deeply committed to representing clients who have suffered due to negligence, including anesthesia errors. With over 40 years of combined legal practice, we have successfully advocated for thousands of clients.  Our dedication to seeking justice for those harmed by medical malpractice defines our approach to legal representation. Anesthesia errors...

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