Austin employees should be able to expect timely compensation for their work, safe workplace conditions, and a discrimination-free work environment. Unfortunately, many employers fail to meet these standards. When violations occur, it is up to wronged employees to hold responsible parties accountable. Paul T. Morin, P.C. provides legal representation for wronged employees, thereby ensuring that justice is delivered to problematic employers.
Wage and Overtime Violations
A variety of federal and state regulations mandate that employees are given a certain amount of compensation for their work, as well as additional compensation for non-managerial employees who work over 40 hours in a single week. Far too many Texas employers attempt to get out of paying their workers fair wages. A failure to reach minimum wage is shockingly common, but even more employers try to get out of providing overtime pay. If you believe that you have not been paid as stipulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is in your best interest to seek counsel from an Austin employment law attorney.
Texas is an at-will employment state, which means that workers can be fired at any time, for nearly any reason. Because of the current nature of employment law in the state of Texas, many Austin residents assume that they have no ability to achieve justice when they are terminated under problematic pretenses. Recourse can be limited, but employees have more options than they think.
Employees fired for reporting discrimination, sexual harassment, or business fraud are eligible to sue their employers, but doing so can be difficult, as employers may claim that they let workers go for other reasons. Wrongful termination cases are not unwinnable, but exceptional legal support from a knowledgeable Austin employment law attorney is essential.
Other Employment Matters
In addition to taking on complex cases involving unpaid overtime and wrongful termination, Paul T. Morin, P.C. handles the following legal matters:
- Workplace discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Whistleblower cases
- OSHA violations
Paul T. Morin, P.C.: Trustworthy Representation For Austin Employees
If you’ve been treated badly by an employer in Austin, you may have legal recourse. Your first step should be to contact a trusted employment law attorney, who can help you determine whether you have a valid case — and how to proceed. Reach out to Paul T. Morin, P.C. today to learn more.