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Your Rights to Fair Compensation - Addressing Unpaid Wage Claims

At Vargas Guerra, LLP, we are committed to ensuring that employees in Texas receive the wages they are legally entitled to. Unpaid wage claims arise when employees are not fully compensated for their work, whether it's due to unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, or other forms of wage theft. Our experienced legal team is here to help you navigate the process of recovering your rightful earnings.

Understanding Unpaid Wage Claims in Texas: Unpaid wage claims can include a variety of issues such as non-payment of wages, overtime, bonuses, or commissions. Under the Texas Payday Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees are protected against unfair wage practices.

Key Aspects of Unpaid Wage Claims

  • Overtime Pay: Employees are entitled to overtime pay for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek, unless exempt.
  • Minimum Wage: Employers are required to pay at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.
  • Final Paychecks: Regulations regarding timely payment of final wages upon termination.

Legal Process for Unpaid Wage Claims

  1. Filing a Claim: Employees can file a wage claim with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) or the U.S. Department of Labor.
  2. Investigation: The relevant agency investigates the claim to determine if there has been a violation.
  3. Resolution: If a violation is found, the agency will seek to recover unpaid wages on behalf of the employee.

How Vargas Guerra, LLP Can Assist

Expert Legal Representation: Vargas Guerra, LLP provides expert legal representation for individuals pursuing unpaid wage claims. We guide our clients through the entire process, from initial claim filing to resolution.

Our Services Include:

  • Assessment of Claims: Evaluating the details of your situation to determine the best course of action.
  • Filing and Managing Claims: Assisting with the preparation and filing of claims with the TWC or Department of Labor.
  • Negotiation and Litigation: Representing clients in negotiations and, if necessary, in court to recover unpaid wages.

Protecting Your Right to Fair Wages

If you believe you have not received the wages you are owed, Vargas Guerra, LLP is ready to fight for your rights. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your unpaid wage claim and how we can help.

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