Why Houston Chooses
the Buenker Law Firm
Decades in Practice
Both of our lawyers obtained their law degrees in 1989. Since then, attorneys Josef F. Buenker and Thomas H. Padgett, Jr. have represented a large number of workers in Texas and around the United States in lawsuits for wage theft, tip theft, minimum wage violations, and overtime pay.
Our Houston law firm offers free consultations. It costs you nothing for our wage theft lawyers to discuss whether you have a case and advise you on your next steps.
An Advocate for Employees
We understand that it can be intimidating to take on your employer. Many workers may be discouraged from pursuing litigation out of fear of retaliation or may not believe that the law will protect them. The Buenker Law Firm advocates for workers in Texas and around the United States on a daily basis and fights for people just like you.
Meet Our Houston, TX Lawyers
Josef F. Buenker — Joe Buenker uses his 30 years of litigation and trial experience to fight for the rights of workers who have had their wages stolen by their employers. He enjoys suing employers that trample on the rights of their employees and steal their rightfully earned wages.
Attorney Thomas H. Padgett — 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.
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What Our Wage Theft Attorneys Can Do for You
If you believe you are a victim of wage theft, whether through nonpayment of overtime or minimum wages, misclassification, or tip theft, our law firm can help you. The Buenker Law Firm will review your case, free of charge, to see if your employer violated any laws in the payment of your wages.
Federal law requires employers pay most workers one and a half times their hourly rate for all time that they work over 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime laws are complicated and The Buenker Law Firm can give you a free evaluation of whether you may have an overtime claim.
It is illegal for an employer to take any of its workers’ tips, and it is illegal for an employer to give any of the tips customers leave for tipped employees to a manager. If you think that your employer is wrongfully taking any of your tips, you can call us to get a free evaluation of your situation.
Many employers wrongfully classify employees as independent contractors. The employer then does not pay federal taxes for the employee and does not pay the employee legally required overtime pay. If you think that your employer misclassified you as an independent contractor, you can click here for more information about independent contractor misclassification, click here to send us a message, or call us at (866) BUENKER.