When your employment agreement goes south – non-compete defense and pursuit of unpaid compensation.

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Your lawyer = Your leverage.   

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When pursuing unpaid compensation, in most cases, we only get paid when you get paid.

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With a centrally-located office in Austin, we are here for Texas employees, executives, and independent contractors in the Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio areas.


This law firm never represents employers in employment disputes. Just you.


Some employment law firms handle everything – discrimination, retaliation, contracts, unemployment, benefits, whistleblower cases, and so on. They can spread themselves too thin, and become a “jack of all trades and master of none.” What most non-lawyers don’t know is that the law on something like a discrimination case is completely different from the law on employment contracts or overtime pay. Getting employees paid what they’re owed under the law, whether from a commission/bonus agreement, stock option agreement, unpaid salary, or overtime pay – those are specialized areas in and of themselves. We focus ONLY on employee compensation cases so that we are the experts in getting our employee clients their best results in those disputes. In fact, we are likely the only law firm in Texas that focuses on this area of expertise. 


Here’s what we do for Texas employees: 


Employment Agreements & Compensation

Talk to us confidentially to see if we can help. If we need to spend time evaluating whether to take your case or not, we will typically set up a free consultation for that case evaluation. And sometimes you need one-time counseling from a specialist on your employment contract or proposed severance agreement. We can set those up quickly and easily, typically for the cost of one hour of the attorney’s time. Even if it’s your first time contacting a lawyer, don’t hesitate. Let us know what kind of help you need. 



Relieved Client Bullied By Former Employer 2018

Hi Kerry,

So, this is closed, and we can finally move on? I can not tell you how much I appreciate your time and everything that you’ve done for us in this case. …

Again, thank you for your help and assistance, your conversation on the phone yesterday, and getting us through this. We both appreciate it. … I believe you’ve earned the retainer, most definitely, and I am grateful to have some peace of mind.

Please tell Beth, thank you as well.

I hope the need does not arise, but if anything does come up, I’ll certainly call you. And, if anyone has a situation such as ours come up, I’ll certainly send them your way.

Thank you again, Kerry, we appreciate it. :=)

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O’Brien Law Firm settles overtime claim for CAD drafter August 08, 2022

One job position commonly treated as exempt from overtime, but which appears to be non-exempt under the law (must be paid overtime pay), is a CAD (computer-aided design) drafter. CAD drafters typically use programs such as AutoCAD, IntelliCAD, and Siemens Solid Edge. While CAD drafters typically work on technical designs for complex machinery and structures, […]

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