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Why do workers sue their employers in Midland?

Midland, TX - It is common for people to have various kinds of arguments or disputes throughout their workday. However, there are some things that an employer is absolutely not allowed to do, regardless of the situation. Workers should review…
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Are employers allowed to ask their workers to do extra work without pay?

Houston, TX - It is possible that an employer asks for some kind of extra help or additional hours. However, the workers must also be paid at their normal rate, or they must receive overtime pay if this is in excess of forty hours.  As a…
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What can a worker in Midland do if their paycheck did not clear when cashed?

Midland, TX - A common problem for businesses that are running low on money is that they cannot afford to pay their workers. However, the employer still has a responsibility to only issue paychecks that will actually clear after they are given…
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Texas oilfield workers should be paid properly for working long hours

Houston, TX - Certain professions demand long hours and grueling work schedules. In the state of Texas, it is common for people working for oil companies and in oil fields to work much more than a standard 40 hour, 5 day work week. If a worker…
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Some workplace scenarios result in an employee being paid improperly

Houston, TX - There are some common workplace scenarios that may result in unpaid wages, even if both the worker and supervisor are unaware of the problem. Workers should review their time records and activities to ensure that they have received…
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Texas has overtime regulations that coincide with federal overtime laws

Houston, TX - Workers are always protected by laws related to minimum wage and overtime pay by either the state, federal government, or both depending on where they live and the type of work that they do. Employees in the Houston area are fortunate…
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Lost and unpaid wages can add up to large amounts for workers in Houston

Houston, TX - Many workers perform tasks without being paid each year. Sometimes, the employee and their supervisor may not even realize that certain tasks they complete are actually forms of labor that require compensation. This is an important…
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Employers who make their employees work during rest or break periods are required to pay them

Houston, TX - Over the course of their careers, many workers will find that their employers have had them labor in various ways without actually compensating them for the tasks they have completed. There are a number of situations where this…
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Workers in Houston oilfields can review their payroll records for errors

Houston, TX – There are several reasons why a worker may not be paid properly, and sometimes these issues are due to employer mistakes or oversight. Certain industries have had documented, wide scale underpayment problems with large groups…
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Houston workers suffered greatly because of restrictions and closures during the coronavirus pandemic

Figures released in early June of 2020 showed just how drastically employment in Houston was affected by the coronavirus pandemic and forced closures ordered by the government. These new numbers show that the metro area’s economy may have…
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Houston oil field company routinely avoided wage and overtime regulations

A Houston based company that provides services to the oil industry was sued by the Department of Labor for approximately $1 million worth of unpaid wages and overtime.  Large oil services firm took measures to avoid proper payments The…
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Louisiana workers were held back by inconsistent coronavirus restrictions

New Orleans workers and business owners in certain industries expressed frustrations about being able to return to work after restrictions related to the coronavirus began to end.  New Orleans workers frustrated as government wants to keep…
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Houston daycare workers were not paid after working long hours under poor conditions

Workers at a daycare center in Houston were fighting to try to get paychecks that were outstanding for some length of time.  Daycare center employees are not paid by a woman with a history of failed businesses The owner of the center…
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Houston set a record for unemployed workers in 2020

In April of 2020, the Houston Metro area set a record for job losses. More jobs were lost during that month than at any other time according to city records. About 14% of the area’s entire workforce, or about 450,000 workers were without jobs.…
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Houston restaurants consistently withheld overtime and violated minimum wage laws

All employers are required by both federal and state regulations to pay workers in accordance with certain labor laws. Businesses who violate these laws can be served with a civil lawsuit or sanctioned by the department of labor.  The Houston…
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Louisiana unemployment claims started to decline as coronavirus restrictions expired

As restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic began to end, the number of new unemployment claims being filed in the state decreased drastically. However, many workers were still unemployed, and waiting on benefits and wages that were…