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Briggle & Polan, PLLC, represents cable installers in unpaid overtime litigation in Texas, throughout Texas and nationwide. Many subcontractors of cable companies engage in abusive wage and hour practices that violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We are successful in representing cable installers in handling the litany of employment law abuses by such contractors. The Department of Labor opinions note that it is a willful violation to fail to pay overtime at time and a half for overtime hours worked.
Many wage and hour violations against cable installers are cause by payment through piece-rate wages or pay per job performed. Such compensation systems commonly cause companies to not track hours worked nor pay time and a half the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.
Additional violations against cable installers include failing to pay for travel time and time spent at a work location or failing to pay for all jobs worked. Cable contractors continue to willfully refuse to pay overtime wages to employees that they know are working long hours in excess of 40 hours per week Employees who work for a cable installation company that does not accurately keep track of all hours worked by its employees are permitted to use their best estimates of hours worked and overtime hours for which they are entitled to compensation.
An equally common and notorious violation by cable contractors of the FLSA is to designate cable installers as independent contractors, also referred to as 1099 employees. This practice results in workers being denied wages, overtime, health and welfare benefits, unemployment and workers compensation benefits and unreimbursed expenses.
Briggle & Polan, PLLC, handles cable installer overtime claims involving: misclassification as independent contractors and exempt employees, unpaid travel time and Off-the-clock work. If you have worked as a cable installer and were denied overtime compensation, our law firm has the knowledge and experience to recover wrongfully withheld wages.
Department of Labor letter opinions have consistently held that cable installers and service technicians are entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek. Workers such as field engineers that travel to customer sites to install cables, wires and computer equipment are considered non-exempt employees.
The Portal-to-Portal Act of the FLSA determines compensable travel time for cable installers. The Act states that time spent traveling between job sites is compensable work time. In addition, federal law requires that service technicians must not incur out-of-pocket costs for driving, parking or otherwise maintaining the commuting vehicle.
Contact Texas labor attorneys at Briggle & Polan, PLLC, directly at 512-472-1926 or toll free 866-247-HELP for a free consultation.
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