Overtime Pay

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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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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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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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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Common Violations of Texas Overtime Laws

Do you work 40+ hours per week without receiving overtime pay? Are you paid a salary for a job that should be paid overtime? Do you work “off the clock” without receiving…

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Oil and Gas Company Settles Unpaid Overtime Claims

DOL Reaches Unpaid Overtime Settlement with Oil and Gas Company The Department of Labor recently announced that it had reached an unpaid overtime settlement with an oil and gas company. Under the…

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Does Travel Time Count Towards Unpaid Overtime?

When does travel time count towards unpaid overtime under Texas law? Texas employees are often required to travel extensively as part of their job duties. Thus, it is important to determine whether…

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Do Breaks Count Towards Unpaid Overtime?

When are breaks counted as unpaid overtime under Texas law? Many employees in Texas ask whether their breaks and meal period should be counted as work time for the purposes of determining…

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Can You Recover Unpaid Overtime After Being Terminated?

Can you recover unpaid overtime from a former employer if you no longer work there? The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, governs unpaid overtime in Texas. One of the common misconceptions…

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The Executive Unpaid Overtime Exemption in Texas

Are You an Executive Exempt from Unpaid Overtime in Texas? As a general rule, Texas employees are entitled to overtime pay unless they qualify for one of the narrow exemptions under the…

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Are Texas Independent Contractors Due Unpaid Overtime?

Are Texas Independent Contractors Due Unpaid Overtime? Employers continue to believe that merely because a person is labeled as an independent contractor, he or she is not entitled to unpaid overtime. Under…

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Texas Overtime Exemptions

I.  Texas Overtime Exemptions Texas overtime pay is governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, or the FLSA.  As stated in my post that provided an overview of Texas overtime laws, as…

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Texas Overtime Laws

Introduction to Texas Overtime Laws Overtime pay in Texas is governed by federal legislation known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA).  As a general rule, employees are entitled to be…

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