25 May, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Significant Overtime Pay Ruling for Workers

By | May 25th, 2017|Overtime Pay|

In an encouraging move for American workers, the U.S. Supreme Court recently denied a petition to review Flores v. City of San Gabriel, and in doing so upheld that decision which determined that the [...]

19 October, 2016

Workers Accuse Wells Fargo of Wage Theft

By | October 19th, 2016|Overtime Pay|

While the media's focus regarding the Wells Fargo scandal has understandably been on the effect it has had on the bank's customers, some former employees are stepping forward to talk about how they were [...]

30 September, 2016

Wells Fargo Under Scrutiny for Potential Overtime Wage Violations

By | September 30th, 2016|Overtime Pay|

In the recent weeks, it has been reported that Wells Fargo was involved in the creation of approximately  2 million fake banking and credit card accounts. Now the U.S. Department of Labor is investigating [...]

30 September, 2016

U.S. Labor Department Looking Into Potential Wells Fargo Employee Whistleblower Retaliation

By | September 30th, 2016|Employment, Whistleblower/Qui Tam|

Many former Wells Fargo employees are stepping forward and claiming they were terminated or otherwise retaliated against because they blew the whistle on the company's alleged sales tactics. The U.S. Department of Labor has [...]

31 August, 2016

The Fight Never Stops: Labor Day and Baron & Budd’s Commitment to Defending the Rights of Workers Nationwide

By | August 31st, 2016|Employment|

Labor Day is where we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of the American workers who have helped to make our country incredibly strong and prosperous. But it is also a time to reflect on [...]

9 August, 2016

3 Things Call Center Agents Need to Know About the FLSA

By | August 9th, 2016|Overtime Pay|

Employers have taken advantage of call center agents for years, forcing them to work far in excess of 40 hours per week without providing them the proper amount of overtime compensation. But that's going [...]

2 August, 2016

Food Service Workers: Are You Receiving Fair Overtime Pay?

By | August 2nd, 2016|Overtime Pay|

If you work in the food service industry, you are all too familiar with the long hours and physically demanding conditions. But if you often find yourself working far more than 40 hours a [...]

19 May, 2016

Labor Department Finalizes New Overtime Pay Rule

By | May 19th, 2016|Overtime Pay|

On May 16, the U.S. Labor Department announced it had finalized new overtime compensation rules. By raising the income threshold at which employees are eligible for paid overtime, the agency estimates that approximately 4.2 [...]

31 March, 2016

Baron & Budd Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

By | March 31st, 2016|Employment|

March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day, which honors the farm worker who became one of the most powerful forces for workers' rights in the 20th century. His dedication to his cause helped improve the [...]

2 March, 2016

Baron & Budd Lawyer Allen Vaught Quoted in Dallas Morning News Article on Increased Oilfield Layoff Lawsuits

By | March 2nd, 2016|Employment|

The Dallas Morning News recently reported on an uptick in labor lawsuits associated with oilfield layoffs. Baron & Budd attorney Allen Vaught was quoted in the article, which highlights how laid-off oilfield workers are [...]

22 September, 2015

Call Center Employees’ “Off-the-Clock” Wages Can Really Add Up

By | September 22nd, 2015|Overtime Pay|

In recent years, many call center employees have said, "enough is enough" and filed  lawsuits against employers that are forcing or encouraging them to work off-the-clock. A number of class action lawsuits have been [...]

17 September, 2015

“Wage Theft” From Call Center Employees Far Too Common

By | September 17th, 2015|Overtime Pay|

Call centers have been around since the 1960s, helping streamline corporate operations across many different industries. In recent years, many call center operations have relocated from foreign locations, such as India, to locations within [...]