Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson


Are My Wage Increases Matching Inflation?

The US minimum wage gives employees the right to earn a certain amount of money to be able to live humanely. According to the U.S.…

Dan Atkerson May 22, 2017

Could Raising the Minimum Wage Decrease Employment?

Many states are now passing legislation to raise minimum wages. Previous minimum wages are not matching the inflating cost of living in the United States.…

Dan Atkerson May 10, 2017

When are Unpaid Internships in Violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act?

There have been several cases over the last several years involving unpaid interns filing class action lawsuits to recover wages. MGM recently settled for $232,500…

Dan Atkerson Apr 12, 2017

Wage Theft: How Do Employers Push Pay Below Minimum Wage?

Disney recently paid $3.8 million in back wages to 16,339 of its Disney World employees. According to the employees, they were forced to buy and…

Dan Atkerson Apr 03, 2017

When Must My Employer Pay for Time On-Call?

Most people are familiar with the rules covering pay during normal working hours. Far fewer people, however, know about the laws governing the hours you…

Dan Atkerson Feb 06, 2017

Can I be Fired for Refusing Overtime?

You’ve had an arduous week, your spouse is trying to get ahold of you, and it’s late on a Friday night. Can your boss force you to…

Dan Atkerson Feb 01, 2017

Are Seasonal Workers Entitled to Normal Employment Rights?

As we move through the holiday shopping craze, many businesses are hiring seasonal workers to keep up with the extra traffic. Joining a company for…

Dan Atkerson Dec 19, 2016

Will Overtime Laws Change in Texas?

The United States has recently been going through something of a battle about whether to extend overtime pay to a wider range of employees.  The…

Dan Atkerson Dec 14, 2016

Do Texas Businesses Steal Wages from Immigrant Workers?

Crooked employers have a tendency to prey on people who are most vulnerable, such as the elderly, the disabled and immigrant workers. The very people…

Dan Atkerson Sep 21, 2016

Did this Texas Hospital Cheat Nurses out of Overtime Pay?

A Texas nurse is filing a class action lawsuit against a hospital in Houston on the grounds that she has been denied overtime pay. Dovie…

Dan Atkerson Sep 12, 2016

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