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David L. Kern

Overtime Pay Lawyer
Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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Kern Law Firm is very interested in the following overtime claims. 
If any of the following applies to you, please submit your claim promptly!


Not being paid for work performed before the shift begins

Not being paid for time spent in "pre-shift briefings"

Not being paid for travel time between job locations during the work day

Not being paid for waiting time

Not being paid for working during unpaid meal breaks

Working for a private company and receiving "comp time" instead of overtime 

Not being paid at the proper overtime pay rate: e.g., shift bonus pay not included in regular pay rate

Not being paid for staying after work to finish up jobs or paperwork

Not being paid for time putting on protective gear that is necessary for the job

 Not being paid for time spent walking to work stations after putting on necessary protective gear

Not being paid for time spent walking from the work station back to the locker room before taking off protective gear
Being paid cash or "off the books"

Not being paid for short breaks (5 to 20 minutes)

Any of the following employees not paid overtime for hours worked over 40 in a week:

Assistant Managers

Shift Managers

Computer / IT employees

Field Service Techs

Transportation Brokers

Drivers of vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds

Outside Sales people


Timeshare salespersons

Bank Loan Officers

So-called "independent contractors"

Call center employees

Real estate subdivision salespersons

Anyone paid mostly or only by commission

Mortgage or financial brokers

Law Enforcement

Factory workers


... and anyone else who is paid by the hour, works more than forty hours per week

and is not paid overtime!


Submit Your Claim


Collective Actions on behalf of U.S. Customs Officers and Border Patrol Officers against the United States

Collective Actions for Municipal Police Officers and Private Correctional Officers 









David L. Kern is a Board Certified Specialist in Labor & Employment Law who has practiced labor and employment law for more than 30 years. He received his Board Certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1993.  Less than 1% of Texas attorneys receive this Certification.  Mr. Kern's fellow lawyers have recognized him in Best Lawyers In America (2005 thru 2014) and Texas Super Lawyers (2006 thru 2014). For more than 20 years, Mr. Kern has successfully represented thousands of workers in class action overtime pay litigation throughout the nation.

Most potential clients contact us by submitting an Overtime Claim Form via the internet.  If you prefer, you may print the Overtime Claim Form and mail it to us or fax it to (915) 242-0000.  Submission of the Overtime Claim Form, use of this website, or other contact with Kern Law Firm or David L. Kern does not create an attorney-client relationship.  Such a relationship can only be created by a written agreement signed by the client and an authorized representative of Kern Law Firm.

David L. Kern is the attorney responsible for this website. The principal office of Kern Law Firm is located in El Paso, Texas. (c) 2014 David L. Kern, All Rights Reserved. No copyright claimed to U.S. Government works.