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 [...]

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 [...]

17 August, 2015

Department of Labor Issues Important Ruling on Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

By | August 17th, 2015|Overtime Pay|

The Department of Labor issued an Administrative Interpretation on July 15 that garnered little to no news attention. However, if you have been misclassified as an independent contractor rather than an employee, this report [...]

23 July, 2015

Overtime Pay Reforms – What You Need to Know

By | July 23rd, 2015|Overtime Pay|

President Obama wants to change the way workers across the country are paid for overtime hours. If his reforms are enacted as expected next year, millions of people who are salaried would suddenly become [...]

5 January, 2015

Truck Driver Lawsuit Featured in The Dallas Morning News Today

By | January 5th, 2015|Overtime Pay|

Today, I am happy to announce that The Dallas Morning News has featured some of my work on behalf of approximately 100 truck drivers against Native Oilfield Services. These drivers were required to arrive [...]

15 September, 2014

What Obama Did: How Our President is Helping Fight Back Against Forced Arbitration

By | September 15th, 2014|Overtime Pay|

Say what you will about President Obama, but one thing is for sure: He is doing work that is desperately needed to help our contractors and laborers, people who are all too often taken advantage [...]

9 September, 2014

Want to Work 80 Hours and Only Be Paid for 40? An Update on our Fight Against Wage Theft

By | September 9th, 2014|Overtime Pay|

This weekend I shared a New York Times article on Baron and Budd's Facebook page. The article was about wage theft, an illegal practice that is described as a theft of wage, or pay, [...]

19 March, 2014

More On President Obama’s Initiative to Help Ensure a Fair Day’s Pay for a Fair Day’s Work

By | March 19th, 2014|Overtime Pay|

I am in full support of President Obama's new initiative to ensure a fair day's pay for a fair day's work here at Baron and Budd. Here's why. Currently, salaried workers who make more [...]