Protecting The Rights of Employees

Employees in Texas and throughout the country are granted certain rights in the workplace. You have the right to be paid in full and on time, you have the right work in a safe environment and you have the right to be paid for overtime, among others.

If you believe your rights were violated, we can help. At Sutton Milam & Fanning, PLLC, in Waco, we understand the frustrations of not being paid enough or being treated unfairly at work. Our attorneys will aggressively advocate for your rights and best interests.

Wage and Hour Issues

One of the most common problems employees have with their employer is not being paid fairly. While it is not always obvious if your employer is mistreating you, there are a few common scenarios that could mean it is:

  • Unpaid overtime: Working more than 40 hours in a week entitles you to overtime pay of 1.5 times your normal hourly rate.
  • Not being paid for working through lunch: While Texas law does not require employers to offer a lunch break, federal law requires that workers be paid for any time worked. If you eat lunch while working, you must be paid for that time.
  • Not being paid in full: If your employer is not paying you in full and on time for all work you are doing, it is breaking wage and hour laws.
  • Not being paid on time: Employers are required to pay nonexempt employees twice per month.

These are just some of the ways in which an employer may mistreat its employees. If you are experiencing another issue related to your pay or time worked, one of our lawyers can help you understand if your employer has violated the law.

Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

If you have suffered employment discrimination or harassment, it is important to know that you have options. You do not have to stand for it. At our firm, we can help you put an end to all types of discrimination related to your:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Country of origin
  • Religion
  • Disability

We can help you seek relief from harassment, including sexual harassment, by a co-worker or superior. You have the right to work in an environment that is free from hostility. We can help you protect that right.

Speak to an Employment Law Attorney Today

To discuss your employment law matter with one of our experienced lawyers, please call us at 254-633-3048 or contact us via email. Your first consultation is free.