My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: TEXAS
Can I file a claim against a previous employer over compensation?
How long do I have to file a claim against a previous employer over wages?
Hired to work in a bakery as a cake decorator for "x" $/hour. After I had worked over 40 hours, I was told I was on "salary". I needed the job, stayed but kept an eye open for something else. The owner said the decorator/bakers and manager are salary because they are full time. That was 4 employees, and there were 2-5 part time employees depending on the season.
I enjoyed the custom work I was able to do, but the hours were getting to me - especially with no raise. I am no longer there, and now everyone is on hourly and get paid time and a half overtime - even the decorators/bakers.
Yes, I am bitter about the whole situation. I worked very hard and helped build this business with my sweat and helped the owner with systems and standards with the "promise" of being rewarded and compensated fairly.
Just for the record, it's not about 2-5 hours a month, more like 5-20 per week.