Unpaid Wages Lawyer

A company may fail to pay all of the wages a worker has earned, either by mistake or because their practices are simply never challenged.

It is important for workers to be aware of their rights regarding their income, especially when an employer fails to pay earned wages.

Unpaid wages lawyer Dan A. Atkerson, serving Allen, Plano, and Frisco, TX, can stand up for your rights...

Pursue an Unpaid Wages Claim

You may have a need to consult with our law office if you believe you have not been paid your wages in full. These concerns range from unpaid salary to hourly wages and may include commissions and bonuses. Mr. Atkerson has negotiated and litigated cases for countless employees just like you.

What Should I Do?


If you believe that your employer has failed to pay you for work performed, you should talk to an unpaid wages lawyer. Dan Atkerson can help you weigh your options, which can include lawsuits, State Labor Board claims, or Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims. Our employment lawyer, serving the communities of Allen, Plano, and Frisco, TX, offers consultations to discuss your concerns and help determine if you have a case. He has fought against employment law violations for over 38 years and works on a contingency basis, meaning you owe nothing unless and until he collects compensation on your behalf.

How Soon Should I Speak to an Attorney?

It is important for workers to understand that time is limited when it comes to filing these claims, and different statues of limitation apply depending on the details of your case. The surest way to achieve justice in these situations is to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible. You can depend on Dan Atkerson to take swift action and file the necessary claims on time.

Texas Workers Can Depend on Dan Atkerson

The Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson helps Texans like you recover unpaid wages. For more than 38 years, he has helped workers collect maximum restitution when their rights are violated.

Examples of Unpaid Wages

Is your paycheck late? Does your employer owe you compensation for work performed as an employee that remains unpaid? Does your employer owe you overtime pay, even for “off-the-clock” unpaid overtime? Are you being paid less than minimum wage? If any of these sounds familiar, you should contact a lawyer.


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March 2019

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We needed an attorney that was knowledgeable in employment law and we found Dan.  He was very thorough and explained everything that went on, and gave us good advice on how to proceed.  I highly recommend him.

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Summer Pierce

March 2018

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After spending 1 hour calling 28 different attorneys offices (3 out of the 28 offices answered and sent me to someone’s voicemail each time, the rest of them didn’t even answer) I came across Mr. Atkerson who answered on the first ring, spent 10+ minutes listening to me and giving me advice without asking for a dime. He was very knowledgeable and helpful and I will definitely keep him in mind for any future needs! Highly recommend!

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Book Your Case Review

Dan A. Atkerson offers consultations so you can have your case reviewed without having to worry about legal fees. Mr. Atkerson has practiced employment law for over 38 years in cases of harassment, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and unpaid wages. He works on a contingency basis and has assisted numerous clients with a diverse range of employment law claims.

His reputation for friendly personal service, patience, and tolerance as an employment lawyer has earned him many positive reviews online. He doesn’t rush clients off the phone; instead, he will hear you out in order to personally make sure your needs are met.

If you believe you are owed unpaid wages, or if your employer has committed some type of violation of any of your employment rights, contact our office online or call:

(214) 383-3606

Texas-Specific Considerations

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Each state provides employee protection through their respective State Departments of Labor, with specific regulations in place designed to protect employees. For example, in Texas, the basic minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

Employees in Texas must be paid once a month if they are exempt from overtime. Non-exempt employees must be paid twice a month. All employees must be paid on regularly scheduled days.

When federal laws (such as the Fair Labor Standards Act), state laws, and local laws conflict with each other regarding disputes over issues such as unpaid wages, hourly wages, compensation, minimum wage, overtime, overtime pay, or other areas of employment law, courts must apply the law most favorable to the employee rather than the employer. Without a lawyer to help guide you through the intricacies of the applicable laws, it can be difficult to recover unpaid wages. Our employment attorney can help you take the most advantageous approach to your case.

What Damages Are You Entitled To?

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The term “damages” refers to the compensation you may be entitled to recover in an unpaid wage claim or lawsuit against your employer. Your chances of collecting this compensation become much greater with the assistance of an employment attorney. These damages may include:

Unpaid wages

An employee may recover all wages that an employer has either not paid or underpaid, whether they be standard wages, minimum wage, or overtime pay.


Interest may be awarded based on the amount of time your employer has withheld your wages.

Liquidated Damages

Liquidated damages are a predetermined amount of monetary damages that may be set by law and may be doubled in the event that an employer acted in bad faith. If an employer knows that unpaid wages are legally due, yet still fails to pay these wages for retaliatory reasons, they are acting in bad faith. In Texas, the amount of unpaid wages due may be doubled in the form of liquidated damages. A lawyer can help determine if you qualify for liquidated damages.

Attorney Fees

The cost of paying your attorney may be reimbursed in the event that you win the claim against your employer.

Court Costs

In Texas, the fees involved in bringing an unpaid wages claim against your employer may be reimbursed should you win your case.

Other Penalties

State law often provides for penalties in the form of further monetary damages paid to the employee. These are paid in addition to any unpaid wages that are due. 

"Dan was the only lawyer who seemed to have time for me and knew that I had a case. He was personable, helpful, and most importantly he knew how to win without setting foot in a court room. The process was fast and he communicated with me through the entire process. I would highly recommend his services if you need a lawyer." TaQuanyia Stallworth - 5 Star Google Review

You Can Afford
An Attorney

Dan A. Atkerson

Our employment lawyer has fought for workers' rights in Texas for over 38 years. During a consultation at his labor attorney office in Allen TX, he will listen to the details of your case and recommend the best course of action to take in order to receive the compensation you worked so hard to earn.

Trying to achieve justice without the assistance of a lawyer can be incredibly difficult. Fortunately, you can afford legal representation. Mr. Atkerson works on a contingency basis. That means that he collects no fees unless and until he is able to achieve a settlement or jury award on your behalf. As your attorney, he will fight for your rights in the pursuit of your unpaid wages.

Dan Atkerson

Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson

Dan A. Atkerson has been protecting the rights of North Texas employees for over nearly four decades. He is affiliated with several prestigious legal organizations, including: 

  • The State Bar of Texas
  • The Dallas Bar Association
  • The United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Supreme Court and all Texas trial and appellate courts
  • Texas federal courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Through aggressive, knowledgeable representation, he has helped clients all over the state reach significant verdicts and settlements. To schedule a consultation at our law firm, request an appointment online or call us at (214) 383-3606.

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