Helping Workers Resolve Minimum Wage Issues
The minimum wage under both state law and federal law is set at $7.25 per hour. However, many major cities in Texas have passed ordinances boosting pay rates for their workers. Unfortunately, some employers try to get around these laws and may be paying their workers less than what they are owed under minimum wage requirements. If you believe that your employer is not paying you in accordance with the law, seek help from an experienced employment law attorney.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience resolving minimum wage issues throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. To schedule an initial consultation with us, call 956-731-4324.
Is There Ever An Exception To Minimum Wage Requirements?
Minimum wage laws do not apply to every single employee. Outside salespeople, independent contractors and people who take home a certain amount of tips may be exempt from receiving minimum wage. Exceptions also apply to workers who receive a salary. However, it is important to note that some employers may improperly classify workers in an effort to avoid paying minimum wage. We can let you know whether your position is properly classified.
You Cannot Agree To Be Paid Less Than Minimum Wage
Some employers will attempt to have employees sign a contract that states they will accept a position for less than minimum wage. If you are paid by the hour, you should be making minimum wage, regardless of what any contract may have said. If you have agreed to take a job for less than minimum wage, you should take the time to explore your legal options.
Contact Us To Schedule An Initial Consultation
We can let you know whether you have a strong claim for a minimum wage case. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, call 956-731-4324. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. From our office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.