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Texas Oil Boom Continues, Raising More Overtime Pay Issues

A new report shows that oil and gas wells continue to increase in Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. According to a new quarterly report of oil and gas wells from a…

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Court finds CEO personally liable for overtime pay violations

On July 9, 2012, the Second Circuit held that a CEO of a supermarket chain could be personally liable for FLSA claims made by employees of his company. See Irizarry v. Catsimatidis,…

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Court Rules on “Regular Rate” Meaning in Overtime Pay Case

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governs overtime pay in Texas. In a nutshell, the FLSA requires that employers pay their non-exempt employees one-and-a-half times their “regular rate” for every hour worked…

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Are Call Center Employees Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Call center employees are often required to work more than forty hours per week. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, employers are required to pay most workers one and a…

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Common Unpaid Overtime Issues in the Health Care Industry

Employees in the health care industry are entitled to be paid for all hours they worked, whether they are at their usual work stations or not. Often, employers in the health care…

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You Were Laid Off – What Are Your Legal Rights?

Every day it seems that there is another local headline of significant layoffs by a company trying to increase its profits.  Even in Texas, where the economy has been stronger than elsewhere,…

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Are Inspectors Due Unpaid Overtime?

As a general matter, employers are required to pay one and a half times a worker’s ordinary rate for every hour worked in excess of forty per week, unless the worker is…

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Fort Worth Fire a Reminder of Dangers of Semi-Trucks

A semi-truck hauling hay on I-35W in far north Fort Worth caught fire and destroyed the semi-truck on Friday, June 14, 2013. Fire Worth Fire Department investigators could not determine what started…

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Many Semi-Trucks Fail Dallas-Fort Worth Area Safety Inspections

Almost one-third of commercial tractor-trailers pulled over in Wise County this week for a spot check failed inspections and were taken out of service, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety….

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Permian Basin Oil Boom Raises Overtime Pay Issues

In West Texas, oilfield jobs are aplenty thanks to a boom in oil and gas drilling in the Permian Basin. Today, the Permian Basin accounts for approximately fourteen percent of the nation’s…

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Common Overtime Pay Problems Facing Health Care Employees

Health care employees are often required to work long hours under stressful conditions.  Unfortunately, they are often shorted when it comes to overtime pay.  Many employees in the health care industry are…

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Semi-trucks Banned From Left Lane On More DFW Roads

Semi-trucks have previously been banned from the left lane on parts of Interstates 20, 30 and 45 in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. So now the DOT plans to drastically increase the number…

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Study: Workers Average 365 Hours of Unpaid Overtime Per Year

Technology has dramatically changed the ways in which Americans work. A recent study highlights that Americans are spending more hours working at home. In a survey of American employees sponsored by Good…

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Driver Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Fort Worth

A semi-truck driver was killed in an accident this morning in north Fort Worth after the 18-wheeler he was driving was forced off of the road by another semi-truck, according to Fort…

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Texas Does Not Enact Texting While Driving Ban

Texas will not enact proposed legislation this year that would have made texting while driving a criminal offense.  The legislation, which had been proposed in several similar versions, would have made texting,…

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3 ways oilfield workers are cheated by their employers

Oilfield jobs in Texas are a hot commodity right now.  Oil and gas companies have a great deal of work, and oilfield workers are in short supply.  This means that oilfield workers…

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What is Overtime?

What is overtime? Many employees have questions about overtime. This post is intended to answer the most basic questions, which are what is overtime, who is eligible for overtime, and how to…

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Study Finds Surge in Children's Injuries in Vehicle Crashes

A study by the University Health System, which serves the San Antonio, Texas area, found that the number of children injured in car, truck and semi-truck accidents dramatically increased in 2012. The…

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Fort Worth Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Workplace Accident

A construction worker in Fort Worth, Texas was seriously injured when he fell approximately 30 feet from the roof of the Kimbell Art Museum.  According to a spokesman for the Fort Worth…

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How to Calculate Unpaid Overtime

There are several issues you must consider when determining if and how much you may be owed in unpaid overtime under Texas law. First, it must be determined whether you are eligible…

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