The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, specifically the Wage and Hour Division. This act establishes the standards for the federal minimum wage, overtime compensation, accurate record keeping, and child labor. If a company violates this act by failing to compensate for overtime hours, an overtime dispute can erupt. If your Houston business is facing an overtime dispute, or you are an employee filing a dispute against your employer, the business attorneys at Garcia-Martin and Martin can help.
Overtime disputes usually begin when an employee is not receiving appropriate compensation for the hours they worked past 40 in a single work week. Some cases also involve the rate of pay being incorrect (most overtime pay is time and a half) or tax information not being recorded for overtime pay. While we will make every attempt to resolve your overtime dispute through mediation or negotiation, we are prepared to represent you or your business in court.
If you are filing for an overtime dispute, or trying to protect your company from an escalated dispute, contact us at Garcia-Martin and Martin today. We represent clients all across Houston, as well as those who live in Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston, and Montgomery counties with our business law services.