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O’Brien educates the public on employment law

On February 22, 2014, Kerry O’Brien was the selected speaker for the People’s Law School at the UT School of Law to educate the general public on the rights of employees in Texas. The engaging presentation covered practical issues for employees, such as discrimination, retaliation, what it means to work in a hostile work environment, who is entitled to overtime pay and who is and is not truly an independent contractor. This is Kerry’s fourth straight year to be asked to speak on employment law topics for this annual public education initiative.

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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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