Austin Wage and Hour Dispute Lawyer
The state and federal wage and hour laws, especially as they relate to overtime, are subject to interpretation. This can lead to divisive disputes, costly litigation and adverse publicity if key employees or a group of workers believe they are being cheated or exploited.
The employment litigation attorneys of Shaw Cowart LLP provide consulting services and defense representation to clients in Texas and throughout the nation. From small companies to publicly traded corporations, we have helped clients pre-empt or resolve wage and hour disputes through proactive measures. We have also favorably settled and litigated labor-related lawsuits, including class actions.
Wage and Hour Dispute Litigation Attorney
We understand the importance (and the challenges) of protecting your bottom line while also complying with the law and keeping your labor force happy. Our knowledgeable Austin wage and hour dispute attorneys offer comprehensive employment law and risk management consulting to prevent disputes, nip them in the bud or advise you about the potential exposure and your legal options. Our lawyers can negotiate a settlement that is amenable to all parties, but we have also defended unfounded overtime and wage and hour cases in arbitrations and at trial.
We can knowledgeably address the full array of wage and hour issues under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and corresponding laws of Texas, including:
- Change or clarification of overtime policy
- Retroactive claims for unpaid overtime
- Misclassification claims (managers, administrators, professionals)
- Employee versus independent contractor status
- Miscalculation of wages/overtime
- Disputes over minimum wage or tips
- Disputes over bonuses or commissions
- Unpaid breaks or failure to provide breaks
Our team can analyze your payroll and record-keeping practices, or a specific complaint or lawsuit, to determine where you stand. We can then advise you on how to come into compliance or discuss your legal options for resolving the labor dispute.
Call 512-499-8900 to discuss your concerns with our experienced Austin wage and hour dispute litigation attorneys. Our early involvement can often avoid the expense and distraction of going to court, but we will aggressively defend your company in litigation when an out-of-court resolution is not feasible.