O’Brien Law Firm helps firefighter get $130K settlement for termination

The O’Brien Law Firm has been representing a former firefighter for a Highland Lakes-area city in Austin federal court, over his claim that he was terminated by the city in violation of his rights under the USERRA – the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act – in connection with his military service and frequent need to take military leave. On April 1, 2021, the federal court closed the case after the parties settled the firefighter’s claims for $130,000, with the firm’s client receiving $73,000 in his pocket after attorney fees and expenses were deducted. The client paid the O’Brien Law Firm nothing out of his pocket to represent him in the case. It was a privilege for the O’Brien Law Firm to help this worthy firefighter and military vet get a strong result.

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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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