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Are you Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Employees governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) fall into two categories: exempt or non-exempt. Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay, exempt employees are not. In determining whether or not an employee is exempt, there are a few questions you should ask: how much the employee is paid, how the employee is paid, […]

Meredith Mathews Expands Wage & Hour Docket

Powers Taylor LLP is expanding its current Wage & Hour docket. Senior Associate Meredith Mathews is leading the charge on investigating more claims related to overtime payment violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Meredith has represented thousand of individuals in large, multi-state class actions and has nearly a decade of experience with employment law. […]

Tipped Employee Wages

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that dictates that employers must pay overtime and minimum wages to qualified employees. The law specifically talks about tipped employees, who “customarily and regularly receive more than $30 per month in tips.” The FLSA gives employers two options when handling tipped employees: taking a tip […]

Power of Attorney 101

            One thing we always ask potential clients is whether or not they have Power of Attorney over their loved one who has been injured. But what exactly is a “power of attorney”? It is a powerful legal document where you can designate someone you trust to make decisions on […]

Choosing Between an Attorney or Collection Agency for Commercial Debt Collection

Chances are, your company has dealt with a debtor on at least one occasion. Getting money owed from clients and business partners is a very important part of keeping a business running. However, it is inevitable that you will come across a debtor who won’t respond to your calls, letters, and emails to pay back […]

Peyton Healey Co-Lead Counsel on $98 Million Bank Fraud Verdict

Powers Taylor, LLP congratulates Partner Peyton Healey and Co-Lead Counsel Derrick Boyd of Boyd Powers & Williamson on their $98 million-dollar verdict yesterday against BBVA Compass Bank and one of the bank’s officers in a banking fraud case. The allegations centered around BBVA Compass’ misrepresentations to Texas real estate developer David Bagwell and his companies about […]

Powers Taylor Annual Thanksgiving Potluck – 2017

Another one of our favorite firm traditions is our annual Thanksgiving potluck lunch. This year, we had favorites like green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, ham, turkey, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, and pies. We are thankful to have such a great group of employees to work with every day!

The Basics of Pressure Injuries

Pressure injuries, also known as bed sores and pressure ulcers, are an injury to the skin and underlying tissue caused by staying in one position too long. They tend to occur on boney prominences, which are areas where bones are close to your skin, like your ankles, back, elbows, heels, and hips. Bedsores are frequently […]

2017 Powers Taylor Annual State Fair Day

This month, we participated in our 9th annual Powers Taylor State Fair Day. As always, it was a warm day filled with fun, games, and great food. We had a few newcomers this year, so we decided to hit all of the spots. We started off with Fletcher’s corny dogs (as always) next to the […]

Powers Taylor Participates in The Freedom Run 5k

This past Saturday, a group of Powers Taylor employees took to the streets of Dallas to participate in the annual Freedom Run 5k hosted by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. This race has been put on the past 17 years to honor the heroes and victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. […]