Texas Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer, Jason Coomer, handles FLSA claims where employees and workers are underpaid for the work that they do. Fair Labor Standards Act claims include off-the-clock claims and misclassification claims where large employers unlawfully underpay large groups of employees. Examples include misclassification of employees as executives to avoid paying overtime, not paying employees for mandatory activities that benefit the employer, and paying workers below minimum wage for work.
If your employer is misclassifying employees as executives to avoid overtime or requiring employees to work without pay, you may have a FLSA claim. Texas Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer, Jason Coomer works with other FLSA lawyers on large Fair Labor Standards Act claims throughout the United States and Texas. For a free review of a potential Fair Labor Standards Act claim, contact Texas Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail or use our online contact form.
Fair Labor Standards Act Claims
Fair Labor Standards Act cases fall into two main types of Fair Labor Standards Act Claims including misclassification cases and off-the-clock cases. These FLSA claims usually involve a large employer taking money out of the pockets of a large number of employees. The types of employees that have recently filed Fair Labor Standards Act claims include computer professionals, brokers, funeral directors, mortgage consultants, store managers, coffee shop managers, insurance adjusters, assembly line workers, oil field workers, construction workers, restaurant managers, and health care workers.
Misclassification Fair Labor
Standards Act Claims
(Failure to Pay Overtime Claims)
Misclassification Fair Labor Standards Act Claim cases involve employees who are treated as exempt from overtime pay and who are not paid overtime. Usually these employees are paid a fixed salary for all of their hours worked, but sometimes they might be paid commissions, by the job, or by the piece. The most common exemptions are what are called the White Collar Exemptions that misclassify administrative and executive employees. In misclassified White Collar Exemption cases including administrative and executive employees such as low level managers and adjusters, the burden of proof on the exemption issue is on the employer (not the plaintiff/employee) at trial. These cases are common in the financial services industry (e.g. loan officers, insurance adjusters, stock brokers, etc.). Other common Fair Labor Standards Act Claims include violations that occur in the health care recruiting industry, where large employers attempt to avoid paying overtime by misclassifying health care workers.
Off-the-Clock Fair Labor
Standards Act Claims
(Failure to Pay for Work Done Claims)
Off-the-clock cases involve non-exempt (usually hourly paid) employees who are required or permitted by their employer to do work that benefits the employer, but for which the time is not captured and for which the employees are not paid. Common examples of this would be employees coming in before their scheduled shift start time, working during an unpaid lunch break, or staying after their scheduled shift end time. In other words, employees that doing work for which they are not paid. Off-the-clock cases usually involve relatively small amounts of time spent each day working off the clock (e.g. 15-20 minutes), but the damages add up when you have a large workforce and the non compensated work occurs over a long period of time. Common examples of these cases are in industrial or production environments where employers have large workforces and the employer requires preparatory work that is not compensated. Companies operating large call centers are often also frequent violators of the off-the-clock Fair Labor Standards Act.
Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyers
Because of the size of Fair Labor Standards Act Claims many Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyers work together in large litigation teams. As such, Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer, Jason Coomer, will work with other Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyers throughout Texas and the United States on Fair Labor Standards Act Claims. Working with other Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyers allows Jason Coomer to create litigation teams that can work to defeat large and powerful employers who are unfairly taking money from employees through misclassification Fair Labor Standards Act Claims and off the clock Fair Labor Standards Act Claims.
Jason Coomer is an experienced litigator that is well versed in the law and familiar with the use of multimedia technology in complicated litigation. He is a former Chair of the Council Chairs for the State Bar of Texas leading all other section Chairs including the Chairs of the Business Law Section, Corporate Counsel Section, and the Real Estate, Probate, & Trust Section. He is also a former Chair of the Computer & Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas as well as former Chair of several Technology Committees for several bar associations. He has been a Speaker at several State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Seminars including the Annual Meeting, Bar Tech, and the Advance Personal Injury Seminar. He has spoken on the use of technology in litigation as well as has been published in the Texas Bar Journal and Texas Realtor Magazine on technology and legal issues.
Texas Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer, Jason Coomer handles complex litigation including large employment law claims that arise out of misclassification Fair Labor Standards Act Claims and off the clock Fair Labor Standards Act Claims. He represents clients through negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and trials. If you need a Fair Labor Standards Act lawyer to advise you on a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, contact Texas Fair Labor Standard Act Lawyer Jason Coomer.