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Employment Law Blog

The Company Says I’m An Independent Contractor. Can I Get Overtime?

Employee misclassification costs the state of Texas millions of dollars each year.  Employers who knowingly misclassify employees are also likely committing payroll and tax fraud.  If you are paid “under the table” by your employer, your employer has also likely violated multiple laws. If you are considered an “Independent Contractor” or a “1099” but are […]

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Am I Bound by this Non-Compete Agreement?

Non-compete agreements (sometimes called non-competition agreements or covenants not to compete, and often including non-solicitation of employees and non-solicitation of customers) are increasingly common across all levels of employees.  Historically, these agreements were reserved for key employees with highly specialized know-how or training, or employees who had “the keys to the castle” for the employer […]

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Unpaid Interns

Unpaid interns across the country are recovering significant settlements. The latest news of a settlement broke today. According to Reuters: Viacom Inc agreed to pay $7.21 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by thousands of former interns who said the owner of Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon did not pay them, despite their having done […]

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