Be Careful What You Wish For – A Lesson in Employment Arbitration

Companies often file motions to have employment or unpaid wage disputes heard in arbitration. As a recent case shows, sometimes that can backfire, as a Texas employer was ordered to pay over $225,000, including penalties and attorneys’ fees, on an underlying wage underpayment of $9,017.

Home Healthcare Workers and Overtime

Home Healthcare Worker Overtime

Home healthcare can be grueling and difficult work.  Workers often take ten to twelve hour shifts, sometimes six or seven days a week.  They are responsible for providing close, personal care to elderly, sick, or recovering patients who need assistance in almost every facet of life.  To make matters worse, many home healthcare companies refuse … Read more

I’m An Independent Contractor. Am I Owed Overtime?

Independent Contractor Overtime

Some companies refuse to pay overtime to workers by claiming that they are “independent contractors.” But simply calling someone an independent contractor does not make it true. Many supposed independent contractors are actually employees under the law, and entitled to overtime pay. Click to learn more.

I resigned. Can I sue my employer?

Resign Employee Sue

I often receive calls from people who feel discriminated against or harassed at their workplace, and want to know their options.  They often ask if they can resign and then sue the employer.  Sometimes, they have already resigned and want to pursue legal action immediately.  Whether you can resign your job and still sue is … Read more

“Texas Hammer” Trademark Triumphs at the Fifth Circuit


It’s hard to overstate the importance of Google for service businesses – particularly, perhaps, law offices.  The vast majority of potential legal clients have no pre-existing relationship with a lawyer, and no real way to find and select one.  So they pull out their phones and search “divorce lawyer” or “car accident lawyer” or “employment … Read more