Working for an employer each day requires commitment. Contributing your talents to your employer and promoting your company’s interests demonstrate your dedication. It is unfair, then, when your employer does not follow the law or the terms of your employment contract and does not pay you for the services you have provided.

What is the minimum wage in Texas?

Each state has its own wage and hour laws along with federal guidelines of the FLSA. Some states, for instance, set a higher or lower minimum wage than does the federal government. Texas does not, but rather adheres to the current federal minimum wage. That means the minimum wage in Texas is $7.25 per hour, a rate that’s been in effect in July 24, 2009.

How do I know if I have a wage dispute?

Many employers, especially smaller employers, mistakenly believe that employees are not entitled to Texas overtime pay if an employee is paid a salary. Merely paying an employee a salary does not deprive the employee of the right to overtime pay. Under Texas overtime law, an employee must be paid on a salary basis and perform duties satisfying one of the narrowly recognized FLSA overtime exemptions to be ineligible for overtime pay.

Overtime Exemptions

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, some employees are exempt from receiving overtime pay. However, unless you qualify for one of the overtime exemptions, it is likely your employer should be paying you one-and-one half times your regular rate of pay for any hours you work in excess of forty hours per work week. If you work more than forty hours per work week but do not receive overtime pay, and you do not qualify for any of the following exemptions, you may be misclassified and could be entitled to up to three years of unpaid overtime.

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