Overtime Law

Frivolous Lawsuits and Tort Reform

The phrase “frivolous lawsuit” is one we have likely all heard in our lives. It drums up an image of money-hungry lawyers filing unnecessary lawsuits that damage companies and impede on the growth of business. The phrase has been touted as the reason states need to enact tort reform laws that limit the ability of […]

Meredith Mathews Judges Baylor Law’s Top Gun Competition

Senior Associate, Meredith Mathews, recently participated as a judge in Baylor Law’s Top Gun Mock Trial Competition. As a Baylor Law graduate, Meredith loves going back as much as she can to support the program and reconnect with former classmates. She has been judging the competition for the past 6 years. Baylor Law describes the […]

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 […]