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The Buenker Law Firm

Overtime, Employment, and Sexual Harassment Lawyers Dedicated to Justice in the Workplace

What We Do

Hablamos Español

Para servir a clientes que necesitan servicios legales en español,
tenemos miembros de nuestro equipo que hablan español.

About the Practice

At The Buenker Law Firm in Houston, TX, our attorneys, Josef F. Buenker, Vijay A. Pattisapu, Thomas H. Padgett, Jr., and Juliana Serrano will provide well-reasoned legal counsel and effective representation that serves your best interests. We understand how stressful and complex the workplace can be. We will listen to your concerns, investigate your circumstances, and take appropriate action. With decades of experience focused on employment and wage and hour claims, our employment attorneys can provide you with effective representation.

Our Team 

Josef F. Buenker

For nearly 30 years, Mr. Buenker has been committed to protecting employee's rights to fair treatment and pay as well as helping employers ensure they are in compliance with required policies and ethical practices.

Vijay A. Pattisapu

Mr. Pattisapu is committed to applying to the best strategy for his client whether that be litigation or negotiations to achieve a favorable outcome as he has with hundreds of cases in the past.

Thomas H. Padgett, Jr.

A passionate civil rights lawyer, Mr. Padgett is dedicated to empowering his clients and bettering the community. Leveraging his debate skills and compassion for his clients, he strives to provide exceptional legal services.

Juliana Serrano

A graduate of Tulane University Law School, Mrs. Serrano has experience as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County and now works with our team to assist those who have treated unfairly by their employer.

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Helping Clients Achieve Results

"Whenever I had questions, I would hear from the firm within 24 hours. He fights for what's right and treats you as not only a client but as a friend." Satisfied Client

Featured Practice Areas 

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Unpaid Overtime

Federal law requires employers to pay overtime. If you work more than 40 hours per week and don’t get paid overtime, call us to see if you have a claim.

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Minimum Wage Compliance

Federal and state law requires that most employees be paid at least the mandated minimum wage. Call us to find out if you are being paid enough.

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Workplace Retaliation

Employers violate the law when they fire, demote, threaten, intimidate or otherwise mistreat workers for trying to assert their legal rights. Contact us to see if you may have a claim.

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Sexual Harassment 

Federal and state laws require employers to provide a workplace free from sexual
harassment. Contact us to find out more and enforce your rights.

What We Do 

Our attorneys handle a variety of employment and wage and hour claims, including but not limited to:

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Houston Office

2060 North Loop W
Ste 215
Houston, TX 77018

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

More Info Directions (713) 868-3388