Experienced Wage & Hour Disputes Lawyer Fighting For Fair Pay

San Antonio Labor Law Attorney for Wage & Hour Disputes

Working for an employer each day requires commitment. Contributing your talents to your employer and promoting your employer’s interests demonstrate your dedication. It is unfair, then, when your employer does not follow the law or the terms of your employment contract and does not pay you for the services you have provided.

Contact The Galo Law Firm P.C. to speak to San Antonio wage and hour dispute attorney Michael Galo. Call our San Antonio law office at 210-361-8043 today.

San Antonio Overtime/ Wage and Hour

As an employee, you have rights to overtime pay and a minimum wage. Federal law states that all employees must be paid a minimum wage, which is based on the age of the employee. Unfortunately, wage disputes and disputes about the number of hours worked are very common workplace issues that our lawyers deal with frequently.

If you believe that your workplace is not paying you correctly based on your hours, and have been told you are wrong or that they do not care about you, we can help.

The Galo Law firm boasts three decades of experience when it comes to employment law. We will fight aggressively to make sure you get the compensation you may be entitled to.

Contact The Galo Law Firm at 210-361-8043 and arrange a consultation with an experienced San Antonio lawyer today.

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Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage Laws

In the San Antonio area, both minimum wage and overtime pay are enforceable by federal law. These laws are in place to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and equally and to minimize the abuse of employees.

Overtime Pay

Under the fair labor standards act, you, the employee, are entitled to 1.5 times an employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked extra after 40 hours in any given week. There are no exceptions to this for any business or employee.

Essentially, this means that if you are paid $10.00 an hour and work 50 hours in the current work week, you should be paid $15.00 for the last 10 hours.

Minimum Wage

Minimum wage laws work a little differently, as they are based on the age of the employee. In San Antonio, the minimum wage age groups are as follows;

  • Under 20’s minimum wage: An employer may pay an employee who is under the age of 20 an hourly rate of $4.25 for up to 90 days of employment before having to increase the rate. This is classed as a “training wage” due to being a new employee.
  • Student Minimum wage: Any employee who is enrolled in full-time high school or college must be paid a minimum of $6.16 an hour for up to 20 hours of work per week.
  • Minimum wage: The minimum wage for employees who don’t fall into the above options (over 21 and not a student) have a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, making their overtime wage $10.88 an hour.

Violations of Wage & Hour Laws

As stated, an employee has a fundamental right to both overtime pay and a minimum wage, both of which are enforceable by federal laws. The problem is that many employers are accidentally or purposely neglectful toward these laws. If this is the case, the employer has broken both state and federal laws and our lawyers can take them to court for their neglectful actions.

If you have not been paid a normal hourly rate or your overtime wages, then you may be entitled to overtime compensation. If this is the case, then we would recommend contacting The Galo Law Firm.

Our lawyers will review your case and do a full labor investigation to find out how much you may be owed in back wages. We go the extra mile to ensure that you, the client, are treated fairly and get the compensation you may deserve.

Types of Wage & Hour Violations

At Galo Law, our experienced attorneys are very used to seeing multiple claims per client when it comes to violations of wage and hour laws. Employers’ pay practices sometimes violate multiple minimum wage and overtime laws weekly, as such, we will aim to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible, whether that’s through a trial or an out-of-court settlement.

The Violations that our lawyers see the most, and have experience dealing with in court are as follows:

  • Employers not paying minimum wage.
  • Overtime hours that have not been paid, or not been paid correctly.
  • An overtime rate that has been calculated improperly.
  • Changing an employee’s position to pay them a different, usually lesser, wage.
  • Rather than using tips correctly, some employers use tips to pay the wrong employee to save on their costs.

If any of the above has happened to you, seek legal representation quickly. The longer employees leave these situations, the worse it gets and the harder it becomes to work out how much could be owed to an employee who has been abused in this manner.

The Galo Law Firm has 30 years of experience fighting aggressively for clients’ rights when it comes to minimum wage and overtime pay, employment, and discrimination laws. We also aim to take away the stress that these cases can cause the client. We will work tirelessly on your behalf so that you don’t have to.

Contact Galo Law Firm in order to arrange a consultation with one of our talented lawyers, ready to dedicate themselves to your case. Call on 210-361-8043.

Let Us Help You Collect The Pay That You Deserve

Issues regarding wage, hours, compensation and overtime labor laws occur frequently in the workplace. They can involve withholding of earned pay or incorrect interpretations of your employment status and your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws. Wage and hour disputes can also include:

  • Nonpayment of sales commission upon termination of employment
  • Employer demands for labor without pay or off the clock
  • Excessive Overtime
  • Failure to follow legally binding employment contract terms
  • Employer refusal to pay overtime pay rates
  • Unpaid wages and unpaid overtime
  • Failure to pay the minimum wage
  • Misclassification of an employee’s exempt or nonexempt legal status
  • Illegal Payroll Deductions

The Galo Law Firm P.C. assists employees in disputes with their employers over many wage and hour issues. If you believe you are eligible for overtime pay and your employer disagrees, we can help. If you have questions regarding your rights as a nonexempt employee, we can answer your questions. If your employer claims the legal right to ask you to work off the clock or pay you a wage below the minimum wage, let us know.

We can file overtime pay and other complaints with the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor, and we can handle your retaliation and collective action legal suits. We also represent employers for all wage and hour issues, and our experience representing a variety of parties gives us unique insight in any wage and hour dispute.

Contact The Galo Law Firm P.C. Today To Take Action — Se Habla Español

Do not accept your employer’s refusal to pay overtime pay and other violations. Call The Galo Law Firm P.C. with your employment contract law questions. Firm is open 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Contact a San Antonio unpaid wages and overtime lawyer at 210-361-8043.

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