Are independent contractors and 1099 employees entitled to overtime pay? Very often the answer is yes. Overtime pay is owed to employees who work over forty (40) hours in a workweek. Employers often try to get around this law by classifying workers as independent contractors or 1099 employees. However, these workers are often entitled to

At Will Employment & Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination is a misunderstood concept. Many states, like Texas, are at-will employment states. This means that, absent an agreement otherwise, a worker’s employment may be terminated at will, for a good reason, a bad reason, or for no reason at all. Workplace discrimination however, can be illegal under

The area of the law that deals with issues in the workplace is often referred to as “Labor and Employment Law.”  But is there a difference between Labor Law and Employment Law?  The answer is yes, there is. Generally speaking, Labor Law deals with issues involving the relationship between organized labor (i.e., unions) and management.