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Texas Overtime Attorneys


You earned your wages through your hard work.  Let us help you get them.  If your employer has deprived you of all the wages you earned, we can help you.  In an effort to increase their profit, employers may fail to pay you in accordance with the law.  Employees are not always aware of all of their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Some workers believe they are not entitled to overtime pay because they are paid a salary or are considered independent contractors by their employers.  Other employees regularly work “off the clock” without pay, including before or after a shift or during unpaid meal periods, without realizing that these are hours for which they are entitled to compensation.  Employees may not realize their rights have been violated or may not know what they can do about these violations.

The wage and overtime FLSA claim attorneys at Spencer Scott pllc are committed to protecting employees’ right to fair pay for their work.  We represent plaintiffs who have suffered lost wages and benefits due to their employers’ violations of state and federal wage and hour laws.  We are passionate about providing aggressive and dedicated representation.  Our track record is a result of over 60 years of combined experience and our passion for winning and serving our clients at the highest level of service.  With a named Super Lawyer (Reuters) every year since 2009, and awards of Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.) for 2015 and 2016, Top Attorneys in Texas (Texas Monthly), and a Top Tier Firm by U.S. News & World Reports, Spencer Scott pllc has the resources and experience necessary to ensure your rights are protected.

If you have questions about the FLSA and whether you have been paid correctly, contact the lawyers  at Spencer Scott pllc for a free consultation and evaluation of your personal employment law claims.

To learn more about your rights under the FLSA, our website offers a wealth of informative articles, tips, and FAQs about wage and overtime law:

  • About the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
    • Protection from Retaliation – Can I get fired for complaining about unpaid overtime?
    • Your Rights to Obtain Unpaid Wages and Overtime Under the FLSA
  • What Counts as Hours Worked
    • “Off the Clock” or Volunteer Work
    • Pre-Shift Work and Post-Shift Work
    • Meals and Breaks
    • Training Time
    • On-Call Time and Waiting Time
    • Travel Time
  • Common Unpaid Overtime Scenarios
  • Tracking Your Hours – What to Do if You Think You Are not Getting Paid for All Hours You Work
  • Even if You Are Salaried, You Could Still Be Entitled Overtime
    • Are You Really Salaried?
    • What Are the Duties of an Exempt Employee
  • Are You Misclassified as an Independent Contractor?
  • Undocumented Workers Are Still Protected
  • FLSA Frequently Asked Questions

Every wage and hour case has a time limit called a statute of limitations.  A statute of limitations mandates the time period during which you may file a wage and hour case.  If you do not file your case within the required time period, you could be forever barred from bringing any such claim.  Accordingly, time is of the essence when you are seeking legal representation for a wage and hour case.  Besides the requirement of meeting any statute of limitations or other filing deadlines, it is also important to contact a lawyer quickly so the lawyer can gather all facts, interview all witnesses, and obtain any necessary documents and statements in a timely manner to ensure that all relevant evidence is properly preserved and your case can be expeditiously and timely set for trial.

This site is intended for informational purposes only, and does not provide legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.