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Kerry O’Brien selected for Leadership Academy

On December 14, 2019, board certified employment attorney Kerry O’Brien was selected to participate in the 2019 Austin Bar Association Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is dedicated to helping Austin lawyers selected to the program connect with and serve their community and each other in high-quality ways. The group will be working on fundraising for the Austin Bar Association’s new building in downtown Austin.

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O’Brien Law Firm settles overtime claim for CAD drafter

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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O’Brien Law Firm files suit for unpaid quarterly bonus

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 […]

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