Explaining Tip Credits

It is fairly common knowledge that the current federal minimum wage is $7.25, which has remained unchanged since 2009. Some states and large cities have higher minimum wages (Seattle currently holds the nation’s top spot at $15.45), but Texas is not one of them. The state follows the federal minimum rate. For tipped employees, though, the minimum wage becomes a little more complicated. This blog will take a look at Read More

Is Your Employer a Non-Subscriber to Workers’ Compensation?

After you have a serious on-the-job injury, your life will significantly change, at least in the immediate future. In severe cases, you could lose certain physical functionalities for life. In the aftermath of a workplace injury, you have so much to worry about: medical bills, lost wages, your physical and emotional recovery, and so much more. On top of all that, you have to determine whether or not your employer Read More

Business Interruption Insurance During COVID-19

Most businesses are doing everything they can to survive this severe economic downturn brought on by COVID-19. While the federal government and many state governments have been offering various tax credits and benefits to help the private sector, many are questioning whether the private sector itself will be of assistance; specifically, whether business interruption insurance will cover losses due to stay-at-home Read More

Hurt in a Trucking Accident? You Need a Different Type of Lawyer

A serious accident involving large trucks is, in almost every way, more complex than routine car accidents. The injuries are usually more catastrophic, which increases the amount of damages received by the victims. Because trucking companies are required to carry commercial insurance, they are financially equipped to fight back against claims. For these reasons and ones we lay out below, it is crucial that you find Read More

3 Possible Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Violations

Large corporations such as The Walt Disney Company and Walmart Inc. have had to pay millions due to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations. The FLSA, enacted in 1938 and updated since, established the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour), protocols for paying employees overtime, youth employment standards, and record-keeping requirements.  This law is critical in ensuring employees are being Read More

4 Parties Who Could be Held Liable for a Truck Accident

The pain and stress over ordinary vehicle accidents are significant enough, but the complexity and seriousness of accidents are compounded when an 18-wheeler or tractor trailer is involved. Vehicles that can weigh up to 40 tons when fully loaded present a great amount of danger to those on the roadway, and Texas consistently rates as one of the most deadly states for truck crashes. In an accident involving an Read More

How Can I Get Compensated for an Accident at Work?

Getting injured while on the job is still unfortunately a very real possibility today despite safety laws now required of employers at the state and federal level. If an employee is injured on the job, there may be a safety net in place, such as workers’ compensation, to help the injured person get necessary treatment and receive financial help. However, not all employers participate in the Texas Workers’ Read More

4 Tips for Dealing with Insurance Adjusters

After filing an insurance claim due to a car wreck or other incident, your main point of contact with the insurance company you’ve filed your claim is the insurance adjuster. On the surface, the insurance adjuster is simply a factfinder whose job it is to estimate the proper payout based on the available evidence. Do not forget who the insurance adjuster works for, though; remember it is in the best interests of the Read More

How a Ridesharing Accident Differs from Regular Auto Accidents

As ridesharing companies have expanded in recent years, consumers have seen numerous law changes that outline ridesharing insurance requirements and who is liable in ridesharing accidents. Ridesharing is a relatively unique concept, and consequently, legislators have had to work quickly to mitigate the risks of ridesharing and ensure that consumers are protected. Individuals Utilizing Their Own Vehicles for Read More

5 Types of Damages You Can Recover in A Bodily Injury Lawsuit

A personal injury lawsuit is a viable way for injured parties to recover damages incurred due to the action or inaction of another person. Depending on the type of injury you’ve suffered and its extent, you may be able to ask for several types of damages in your lawsuit. After you successfully prove that the other party was negligent and the other party’s negligence was the proximate cause of your injury, the court Read More