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, […]Read More
Some employee-rights law firms try to do EVERYTHING. Those firms are all over the place, both literally and figuratively. They handle race discrimination cases, pregnancy discrimination cases, retaliation cases, grievance hearings, unemployment hearings, whistleblower cases, and maybe some employment compensation cases, many of which have very little to do with one another when it comes to what you need to know about the law to be effective for your client. While their efforts are noble, they then can become a “jack-of-all-trades, and master of none,” spreading themselves too thin and leaving you vulnerable when you go against the company’s lawyers. Employee compensation disputes are very specific area of the law that is very, very different from most other types of employment-related disputes. You need a true specialist.
At the O’Brien Law Firm, we focus on and specialize in Employee Compensation. Every week, we work to master our craft of being your strong leverage to get the money you’ve earned for your valuable contributions to your company. That’s our mission.
More specifically, we’re here for you on these types of cases:
- Unpaid commissions and bonuses
- Unpaid overtime pay
- Severance agreements
- Executive compensation
- Non-compete agreements
- TWC Wage Claims
We litigate on behalf of employees and executives to help them get the compensation they are owed by law. We also do one-time consultation sessions for a reasonable flat fee if you need advice on your employment agreement or proposed severance agreement.
In October 2019, the O’Brien Law Firm won a federal jury verdict for what appears to be one of the top 100 verdicts in Texas for that year, getting a Waco jury to award a former company executive $504,000, along with a legal finding that would have entitled her to over a half million more (the parties subsequently settled). The parties subsequently resolved the dispute on undisclosed terms before appeal. In December 2020, the firm won a final judgment for another VP executive for over $425,000 – more than we had demanded to settle the case. While the results will vary by case, collections actions on any judgments may be ongoing, and no specific results are guaranteed, we specialize in these types of cases – being your best leverage against the company and its lawyers. We focus on employee compensation like a laser.
If you are facing any of these situations involving employee compensation, get in touch with us immediately by phone at (512) 410-1960 or get a free case review right now, so that we can get to know you and your situation.
Most of our cases where your employment compensation rights have been violated are handled primarily on a contingency-fee basis, meaning, that most or all of our attorney fee compensation comes to us only when we recover money for you. See more about that on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
On May 18, 2022, the O’Brien Law Firm filed suit in a Travis County court on behalf of a former employee of an Austin-based technology startup geared towards governmental entities. The employee was laid off, but the company failed to pay his promised bonus for the 4th Quarter of 2021. At first, the employee’s manager […]Read More