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Reliable Lubbock Attorneys Work to Hold Employers Accountable

Experienced Texas lawyers handle all types of Texas and New Mexico employment law claims

Conflicts with your employer over wages or other issues can be difficult to resolve without outside help. At Bustos Law Firm, P.C. in Lubbock, we represent employees throughout West Texas and New Mexico, including residents of El Paso, Amarillo, Midland, Abilene, Odessa, San Angelo, Socorro, Big Spring, Plainview, Hobbs, Clovis, Lovington, Eunice, Artesia, Carlsbad, Roswell, and Portales, in employment law claims, particularly those related to wage and hour law. We have 67 years of combined legal experience and know how to construct winning arguments that will increase the likelihood of a result where you get you the money you deserve. Whether your employer refused to pay overtime, denied promised vacation days or paid less than minimum wage, we will use our knowledge of the law to seek fair compensation for you.

Determined advocates strongly pursue unpaid overtime cases

Federal law requires employers to pay overtime to non-exempt employees for every hour worked beyond 40 in a seven-day work week, including unauthorized overtime. Overtime pay must be 1.5 times the amount the employee is normally paid per hour, and the money should be included in the next regular paycheck run. In other words, an employer cannot hold back overtime pay until it’s convenient for them. You should be fairly compensated for working extra hours, and we will work to see your employer pays the proper amount at the proper time.

Dynamic law firm helps employees recover unpaid vacation and sick time

Generally speaking, employers are not required to grant vacation or sick time. However, if leave time is included in a written policy, employers are legally obligated to pay it under the Texas Payday Law and New Mexico Minimum Wage Act. Vacation and sick days are an important part of your overall compensation, and we will fight for the proper enforcement of your employer’s policies.

Knowledgeable counselors assist victims of minimum wage law violations

Texas follows the federal laws on minimum wage, which currently requires employers pay all non-exempt employees at least $7.25 per hour, absent exceptions for certain occupations, while New Mexico has a dynamic minimum wage dependent upon locale. Violations may be handled through the Texas Workforce Commission, New Mexico Department of Workforce solutions, or by filing a lawsuit. While a lawsuit is more complex, the likelihood of collecting the maximum allowable amount is much higher. This fact is particularly important because liquidated damages are available as compensation for the delay in getting your wages, and they would be equal to the amount you were not paid, effectively doubling what you receive. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and will assess the merits of your case.

Contact a Responsive Texas Law Firm to Schedule a Free Consultation

At Bustos Law Firm, P.C., we represent clients in West Texas and New Mexico in employment law matters. Call 806-780-3976 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Lubbock office.