On March 1, We are moving!

Please note that after March 1, 2017, we will be moving to new offices (with even better free parking): Our new address will be 707 E. 34th Street, Austin, TX 78705. Everything else stays the same.

DDOL Recovers Over $1.5 Million in FLSA Overtime Case

Craig Deats and Manuel Quinto-Pozos successfully represented a group of paramedics in pursuing their claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act for overtime pay, concluding a seven-year-long dispute between the employees and their employer.
After trial in federal court, including a week-long jury trial and a damages phase tried to U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel, Craig and Manuel (with the assistance of paralegal Alex Tauchman) obtained a judgment holding that the employer had mis-classified the paramedics as exempt, and recovered over $1.5 million dollars from the City. In addition, the Employer reclassified the position at issue as nonexempt and began paying overtime to all employees in the classification.

Phil Durst wins UT Professor of the Year Award

DDOL’s Phil Durst was named a U.T. Law School Professor of the Year, for the 2013-14, for his work as an adjunct professor. Phil has been teaching employment law at UT for about 14 years and was named as a Professor of the year by the University of Texas School of Law Student Bar Association. Phil also helped teach an appellate advocacy class for several years.

Congrats to Elaine Edwards for Board Certification in Labor & Emplyment Law

Elaine Edwards of DDOL has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law. Elaine receives this certification based upon her extensive experience in this field and passing a rigorous exam by the State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. We all congratulate Elaine on this honor and she is the third lawyer here at DDOL to be board certified.

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