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  • $124.3 Million Risperdal Judgment

    State of South Carolina won unfair trade practices act penalties case against Risperdal maker for false and unfair marketing practices within the state

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $23,101,269

  • $15.5 Million Risperdal Settlement

    Commonwealth of Kentucky sought consumer protection act penalties against Risperdal maker for alleged marketing practices within the state

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $2,244,647

  • $7.75 Million Risperdal Settlement

    State of Arkansas sought consumer protection act penalties against Risperdal maker for alleged marketing practice within the state

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $2,000,000

  • $3 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    73 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Texas resident) who was exposed through his work as a mechanic doing maintenance and repair on ground equipment at a major airport.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $1,347,045

  • $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    81 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Louisiana resident) who was exposed through his work as an erector in various plants, paper mills, and refineries in LA, MS, TN, TX, AL, and AR.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $1,273,151

  • $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    72 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Louisiana resident) who was exposed through his work as a laborer, apprentice, instrument mechanic, planner, and supervisor at a chemical plant.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $1,299,010

  • $2.3 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    74 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Louisiana resident) who was exposed through his work as a plumber and pipe-fitter at a hospital.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $947,374

  • $2.0 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    81 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (New Jersey resident) who was exposed through his work as a ship repair worker in a naval shipyard and as a heavy duty truck mechanic.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $867,823

  • $2.0 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    75 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Mississippi resident) who was exposed through his work as an electrician in a shipyard and at various industrial sites.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $482,691

  • $1.9 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    66 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Louisiana resident) who was exposed through the clothing her father and brother wore while working as laborers at a pipeline company.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $810,283

  • $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    75 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Florida resident) who was exposed through his work as laborer and maintenance mechanic at a refinery and through personal automotive work and household renovations.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $699,005

  • $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    88 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Arizona resident) who was exposed through his work as an aircraft mechanic doing maintenance and repair.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $670,056

  • $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    70-year old shipyard and chemical plant worker contracted mesothelioma and died allegedly from asbestos exposure at work

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $697,424

  • $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    76 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (California resident) who was exposed while working at a shipyard as a welder and as a repairman at a chemical plant.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $660,504

  • $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Recovery

    74 year old deceased mesothelioma victim (Illinois resident) who was exposed through his work as a boiler tender and maintenance mechanic at a refinery.

    Attorney Fees & Expenses: $689,814

Houston Overtime Lawyer

Working with Employees to Get the Money They Deserve

Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC’s employment and overtime claims practice has one goal and one goal only—to get workers the money they are entitled to for the work they have done. Do you believe your employer is violating your rights by misclassifying you, refusing to pay you overtime, making you work off-the-clock, or a similar violation of labor and employment laws? If so, you do not have to be afraid that your employer is going to retaliate against you for pursuing a claim. It is illegal for an employer to do so, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting our law firm to learn your legal rights and options.

  • They made it known that they really care, not just about the lawsuit or winning, but about me as a human being.

  • They treated us with so much respect and care, I felt that they really cared about what we were going through.

  • There is a law firm out there that will fight for your family’s rights and I think Bailey Cowan Heckaman is the way to go.

  • It wasn’t like he was acting as an “attorney-client” relationship, it was almost looking at how a mother would talk to her son. It made us feel as a family extremely comfortable.

  • Firms like this need to be commended for taking on the giant.

  • Attorney Heckaman has provided outstanding legal guidance and support. I am very pleased with all aspects of our business/legal relationship.

  • We were always treated with dignity and respect. I highly recommend Aaron Heckaman to any client needing asbestos or related litigation.

  • Thanks so much for what you’ve done for me and my family.

  • The team was very accommodating and helpful.

  • Our attorney has been truly remarkable.

  • I am very thankful I made the phone call.

  • Randy Reagan was outstanding, concerned, committed, and professional.

  • Our attorney, Randy Reagan, was fantastic!

  • Very thorough and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions.

  • They have done what they said they would do.

  • I can never thank you enough.

  • Very professional. When I had a question, it was answered.

  • Our attorney was compassionate and caring during the most difficult time. He is a man of impeccable character!

  • Thank you for your hard work and compassion!

  • Very professional and knowledgeable about all issues!

  • I would recommend Bailey Cowan Heckaman to my friends and family.

  • The firm was very personal and treated me kindly.

  • They will leave no stone unturned

  • Highly recommend

  • Few have had such a personal concern for its clients as has BCH

  • Thank you for your help and hard work you have done

  • Thank you!

  • I will let everyone I know about your firm.

  • Thank you all for everything.

  • Could not ask for anything more!

  • Katie and Robert are the best!

  • This firm was very professional

  • The team did a great job

  • You always made sure I had a good understanding

  • Thank Y’all.

  • We appreciate you working for us the way you are

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Time-and-a-Half for Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers compensate their employees time-and-a-half their normal rate of pay for hours worked over the standard 40 hours per week. Employers often attempt to skirt around this obligation by misclassifying an employee as exempt or having them perform work off-the-clock. It is also a violation of the FLSA for employers to give employees days off or time off to make it up to their employees for having to work unpaid overtime.

If you qualify and you work overtime, you are entitled to time-and-a-half pay.

Overtime Pay for Salary or Flat-Rate Employees

undefinedA common myth in employment law is that employers are not obligated to give overtime pay to salaried or flat-rate workers. Sometimes, employers give their employees a salary when they should be classified as hourly workers. The FLSA does not just take salary/hourly into consideration, but rather the total amount an employee is getting paid. The FLSA also takes into consideration whether the employee’s job duties perform a management function, or involves independent decision-making. If, after further evaluation, an employee does not meet the federal requirements for “exempt” status, then they must be paid overtime.

Do Any of the Following Apply to You?

  • If the following apply to you, you may have a claim against your employer.
    • I get paid hourly, but am not compensated time-and-a-half when I work 40+ hours per week.
    • I am an hourly worker at my company, but I’ve never received overtime pay to my knowledge.
    • There is work I have performed for my employer that I’ve never been compensated for.
    • I am asked to perform job-related duties while off the clock.
    • I get a salary (I’m not an hourly worker) but my job duties are similar to hourly employees.
    • I’m paid a salary but I think my employer is doing that to avoid paying me overtime.
    • I get paid a “day rate” or “per piece” or “per job” rate.
    • My employer says I’m an “independent contractor,” but I’m treated just like an employee.
    • I frequently work through my breaks, but that time is still subtracted from my paychecks.
    • I have a non-overtime related claim against what I think is employer's wrongdoing.

Get in touch with the the Houston overtime attorneys at BCH today!

Representing Victims & Their Families Throughout the U.S. for over 30 Years

  • They made it known that they really care, not just about the lawsuit or winning, but about me as a human being.

    - Ava Campbell
  • They treated us with so much respect and care, I felt that they really cared about what we were going through.

    - Dorris Hamblett
  • There is a law firm out there that will fight for your family’s rights and I think Bailey Cowan Heckaman is the way to go.

    - Loretta Lamont
  • It wasn’t like he was acting as an “attorney-client” relationship, it was almost looking at how a mother would talk to her son. It made us feel as a family extremely comfortable.

    - Pat Chiacchio
  • Firms like this need to be commended for taking on the giant.

    - Sherrie Moore
  • Attorney Heckaman has provided outstanding legal guidance and support. I am very pleased with all aspects of our business/legal relationship.

    - Barry Johnson
  • We were always treated with dignity and respect. I highly recommend Aaron Heckaman to any client needing asbestos or related litigation.

    - Aubrey Campbell
  • Thanks so much for what you’ve done for me and my family.

    - Marie Delffs
  • The team was very accommodating and helpful.

    - Andria Tanguma
  • Our attorney has been truly remarkable.

    - Dorothy Brown
  • I am very thankful I made the phone call.

    - Richard Kanoski
  • Randy Reagan was outstanding, concerned, committed, and professional.

    - Robert King Jr.
  • Our attorney, Randy Reagan, was fantastic!

    - Virginia Butler
  • Very thorough and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions.

    - Linda Mann
  • They have done what they said they would do.

    - Janice Hunter
  • I can never thank you enough.

    - Jeanette Poage
  • Very professional. When I had a question, it was answered.

    - Thomas Szabo
  • Our attorney was compassionate and caring during the most difficult time. He is a man of impeccable character!

    - Bonnie Feist
  • Thank you for your hard work and compassion!

    - Therese LeFever
  • Very professional and knowledgeable about all issues!

    - Charles Bowen
  • I would recommend Bailey Cowan Heckaman to my friends and family.

    - Jeanette Davis and Tonya Force
  • The firm was very personal and treated me kindly.

    - Willa Maye Shepherd
  • They will leave no stone unturned

    - Merle Breiland
  • Highly recommend

    - Mark Poedtke
  • Few have had such a personal concern for its clients as has BCH

    - Gordon R. Stone, Ed.D.
  • Thank you for your help and hard work you have done

    - Kirby - Referral Attorney
  • Thank you!

    - Joanne Johnson
  • I will let everyone I know about your firm.

    - M.R (FLSA overtime client)
  • Thank you all for everything.

    - M.C. (FLSA overtime client)
  • Could not ask for anything more!

    - S.S. (FLSA overtime client)
  • Katie and Robert are the best!

    - C.C. (FLSA Overtime Client)
  • This firm was very professional

    - R.T. (FLSA Overtime Client)
  • The team did a great job

    - O.O. (FLSA Overtime Client)
  • You always made sure I had a good understanding

    - T.P. (FLSA Overtime Client)
  • Thank Y’all.

    - C.E.
  • We appreciate you working for us the way you are

    - D.B.