THE RIGHT TO BE PAID FOR WORK PERFORMED
As an employee, the right to be paid for work that you have performed is the most fundamental right you have. An employee is entitled to be paid for ALL HOURS WORKED at the rate that both the employee and employer have agreed upon. Many employers violate this basic right on a regular basis, and in doing so, violate state and federal laws.
REQUIRED TYPES OF PAY AND COMPENSATION IN TEXAS
- Minimum Wage: Employees in Texas are required to pay at least the minimum hourly wage established by law. Texas has adopted the federal minimum wage, and employers are liable for the difference if they do not pay this full amount, with some very narrow exceptions.
- Overtime: Overtime wages are to be paid 1.5 times the regular hourly rate. This applies to any hours worked over 40 total hours in one work week.
- Other wage issues: Wage and hour law also covers other wages such as tips, employment expenses, and timing of the payment.
FEW EMPLOYEES ARE EXEMPT FROM WAGE REGULATIONS
Certain employees can be exempt from wage and overtime rules, but these exemptions are available in only very limited circumstance. These include professional, administrative, and managerial employees, as well as some specialized exemptions in other areas. These exemptions are narrowly interpreted and the burden is on the employer to prove that the employee is not entitled to the minimum wage and overtime compensation.
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