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Galvin B. Kennedy

Galvin Kennedy’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Workers we have helped

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Overtime and Wage Claims
    Description:
    We have successfully represented many unpaid wages and overtime dispute claims throughout Texas, including Irving, Laredo, Amarillo, Pasadena and Brownsville. If you aren't receiving the wages to which you are entitled, we can help. Our firm maintains a nationwide practice. Tipped employees, servers, waiters, restaurant kitchen staff, Nurses, Janitors, Paralegals, Call Center Employees, Waiters and Kitchen Staff, Metal Factory Workers, Packaging Plant Workers, HVAC Workers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Offshore Oil Platform Workers, Police Officer, Translator
  • Waiters and Kitchen Staff

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Successfully represented dozens of waiters and kitchen staff who worked at upscale chain of South American cuisine restaurants in Houston. The employer was cheating its employees out of overtime by having them work at multiple locations in the same week and issuing multiple pay checks. The law required the defendant to add all hours worked for the same company to determine if more than 40 hours were worked in the same week.
  • Call enter Employees

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Successul
    Description:
    Successfully represented a large class of employees who worked at multiple call centers for an international telecommunications company. The case was certified as a collective action by a federal judge. Notice of rights to join the suit was sent out to over 100 employees, many of whom became part of the lawsuit and recovered all of the back pay, liquidated damages (penalties) and attorneys' fees from their employer.
  • Paralegals

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Successfully represented multiple paralegals against prominent Houston law firms who were misclassified as exempt under the professional exemption and administrative exemption. -The law firm employers ended up paying all the back overtime pay, liquidated damages (penalties) and a substantial portion of attorneys' fees.
  • Factory Workers

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Successfully represented large class of employees at a metal factory who were misclassified as independent contractors. After an investigation, the defendant admitted the employees were misclassified and they owed the money, but claimed the practice was limited to Houston only. After additional discovery and obtaining class certification from a federal judge, we unveiled documents showing the employer was denying overtime pay to hundreds of employees in more than 10 states.
  • Janitors/Maintenance workers

    Practice Area:
    Employment & Labor
    Outcome:
    Successful
    Description:
    Successfully represented a class of hundreds of janitors in 13 states whose overtime pay was diluted through a mathematical formula that gave the impression that overtime was paid, when in fact all janitors were paid straight time for overtime hours. -Case was certified as a collective action by a federal judge. -Defendant paid 100% of the overtime owed, an equal amount as liquidated damages (penalties), and virtually all of the plaintiff's attorneys' fees incurred.