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Put into law in 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) established a national minimum wage and guaranteed the right of employees to "time and a half wages" for all work hours over 40 in a week. Since then, businesses have struggled to stay compliant with these standards. Employees have sought to protect themselves when they feel that their rights under this act have been violated.
At Garcia-Martin & Martin, P.C., we provide legal support to businesses and employees in the Greater Houston Area for all legal issues involving overtime and unpaid wages. We help businesses stay compliant with these standards and defend themselves when they face the accusation of a violation of the FLSA. We help both employees and classes of employees protect their overtime and unpaid wage pay claims in mediation or, if necessary, in litigation.
Businesses often struggle with the nuances of FLSA standards, especially when it comes to overtime pay. There are many questions about what types of records need to be kept to receive protection from civil litigation or even criminal action. There are also smaller questions. For instance, do lunch breaks qualify as hours of work? What about time that employees spend putting on a uniform? Our experienced overtime and unpaid wage lawyers can help you answer these questions and establish clear work-hour records that keep your business compliant with overtime pay standards.
If you are an employee of a business and have a claim to overtime pay that has been denied, we can help you understand your rights and secure what is rightfully yours through litigation. We represent individual employees in litigation or groups of employees in class action lawsuits against an employer in overtime pay claim cases.To schedule a meeting with an experienced Texas employment lawyer at our office, call us at 281-277-3066 or contact us online.
Based in Houston, the attorneys of the law firm of Garcia-Martin & Martin, P.C. serve the business and employment law needs of clients throughout the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, including Fort Bend County, Harris County, Galveston County, Montgomery County, and the cities of Houston, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Stafford, Missouri City, Baytown, Katy, Galveston, Pear Land, Conroe and the Woodlands