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Employment Law Going to Trial for You REPRESENTING EMPLOYEES SINCE 1986

For over three decades, our unwavering commitment has been to stand by the side of employees, advocating for their rights and interests in the legal arena. When you choose us, you're choosing a legal team with a rich history of going to trial for you, ensuring that your rights are protected and justice is served.

Employment Law Services in Tyler

Trusted Attorney, Proven Results

The Hommel Law Firm is different from other employment lawyers because I work as a trial attorney to resolve your problems. Once I take your case and commit to you, your success is my priority, and I am prepared to litigate the matter to the fullest extent of the law.

Reach out to me today by contacting me online or calling (903) 412-3788 to schedule a case evaluation. During this meeting, I can explain more about the process of hiring an experienced trial lawyer for your employment case.

What is an Employment Attorney?

An employment attorney is a lawyer who specializes in labor and employment law. They work with parties involved in workplace disputes, such as employees and employers, to help resolve disagreements or assist in navigating the legal system.

Employment attorneys can provide advice on issues such as wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, severance packages, workplace safety, and other labor-related matters.

They can also represent employees in arbitration and court proceedings. In any circumstance, an employment attorney can help to ensure that the rights of both sides are protected throughout the resolution process. It is important for employees alike to consult with an experienced employment lawyer if they have any questions or concerns about a workplace dispute.

Employment Law Services

The Hommel Law Firm exclusively represents employees in all types of disputes with their present and former employer.

These claims can involve wrongful termination as a result of discrimination based on an employee’s: 

I also represent many present and former employees regarding their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

The firm also maintains a significant practice representing employees who have been denied payment of their wages. These claims include off-the-clock work, and failure to pay overtime wages, instead of a salary or a day rate. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that provides for the payment of overtime wages and recovery of attorney’s fees as well.

You have rights as an employee, and the Hommel Law Firm is here to help you exercise them. I am a lawyer who truly cares about your situation and honestly believes that you have a right to fair and capable legal representation regarding your employment dispute.


Helping Workers Assert Their Rights

I am the only board certified labor and Employment Lawyer in the Tyler/East Texas area that primariIy represents employees instead of the employers. I realized many years ago that there was a lack of representation for employees and became one of the first to step up to the plate and provide it. After over three decades of practice, I still offer free 30-minute case evaluations where I meet with potential clients to discuss their cases.

Taking an employer to court is a serious matter, and you should only trust someone who has experience doing it. I am proud to say that I have tried over 100 lawsuits to jury verdicts, which is an increasingly rare accomplishment. Not many wrongful termination lawyers can say the same, but with me, you know you are getting someone who can try a lawsuit if and when is necessary. You will be involved and kept up to date throughout the entire process and can ask questions at anytime.

Set up an appointment today to see how the Hommel Law Firm can help you. Contact the Hommel Law Firm by filling out the questionnaire so I can evaluate your situation.

Fighting Discrimination And Wrongful Termination

At Hommel Law Firm, the core value is that any employee discrimination is wrong. Being treated unfairly or differently simply because of who you are is a humiliating experience for the employee and shameful on the part of the employer. If you believe you have been discriminated against, the Hommel Law Firm will fight for your rights.

I represent workers in claims against employers for the following:

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Family Medical Leave Act Violations
  • Retaliation

Fighting For Your Wages

The Hommel Law has represented thousands of workers who were denied payment of overtime wages. if you have not been compensated for your time directly, fill out the questionnaire today.

The Hommel Law Firm can help you receive the back wages that you have already earned but not yet been paid. If your employer does not pay you to attend meetings or training, for travel time to and from a worksite, or fails to pay you overtime wages, you may be eligible for back wages. Contact the firm through the case questionnaire and I will be happy to work with you.

Understanding Your Rights as an Employee

As an employee, it is crucial to understand your rights in the workplace. Employment laws are in place to protect workers from unfair treatment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. However, navigating through these laws can be complex and overwhelming.

At Hommel Law Firm, our team of experienced employment attorneys is dedicated to helping workers like you assert their rights and seek justice. We have a deep understanding of employment laws in Tyler, TX, and can provide you with the guidance and representation you need.

Our employment law services include:

  • Reviewing employment contracts and agreements
  • Providing legal advice on workplace issues
  • Assisting with wage and hour disputes
  • Fighting against discrimination and harassment

By entrusting your case to our trusted attorneys, you can rest assured that we will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and seek the fair treatment you deserve. We offer a no-fee guarantee, which means you only pay if we win your case.

Don't let unfair treatment go unnoticed. Contact Hommel Law Firm today to schedule a consultation and let us help you protect your rights in the workplace.


I was injured on the job and filed a claim for workers compensation. When I went back to work I was terminated. Can my employer do that?

No, under Texas labor code section 451 the employer can be sued for terminating an employee for filing a worker’s compensation claim.

Can an employer require me to take a polygraph (lie detector) test?

There is a federal law The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) is administered and enforced by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The EPPA applies to most private employers. Employers may not use or inquire about the results of a lie detector test or discharge or discriminate against an employee or job applicant on the basis of the results of a test, or for filing a complaint or for participating in a proceeding under the Act.

Subject to restrictions, the Act permits polygraph (a type of lie detector) tests to be administered to certain job applicants of security service firms (armored car, alarm, and guard) and of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and dispensers.

Subject to restrictions, the Act also permits polygraph testing of certain employees of private firms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident (theft, embezzlement, etc.) that resulted in specific economic loss or injury to the employer.

Where polygraph examinations are allowed, they are subject to strict standards for the conduct of the test, including the pretest, testing, and post testing phases. An examiner must be licensed if required by a state in which the test is to be conducted, and must be bonded or have professional liability coverage. The Act strictly limits the disclosure of information obtained during a polygraph test.

I was fired from my last job and am having a difficult time finding another job, I think my former employer is saying untrue things about me, can you help me?

Always be truthful when filling out an employment application. Never leave out an employer no matter what the circumstances were in leaving that job. It is always better to list them rather then "forget" to put them down.

All any former employer will ever voluntarily disclose about your employment is the period of time you worked there, the rate of pay, and the type of work you performed. Almost anything said that would be of a derogatory nature could subject them to a lawsuit for defamation.

In your job application under reasons for leaving, you can generally put something generic and still be within the bounds of honesty, for example, personality differences, professional differences of opinion etc.

Can a prospective employer obtain a credit report on me?

In order to do a background or reference check under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an employer must first notify the applicant that such a check will be done, and then must obtain the applicant's written permission to perform the check on a separate form from the application. The FCRArequires employers to disclose that consumer reports may be used for employment decisions and to secure consent from employees or applicants to obtain these reports. If consumer reports provide information that results in an adverse employment action against an individual, the employer must provide the person with a copy of the report and his or her FCRA rights.

How an Employment Attorney Can Help You

Dealing with workplace issues can be overwhelming and confusing. That's where an experienced employment attorney comes in. At Hommel Law Firm, our team of dedicated attorneys are here to protect your rights and help you navigate the complexities of employment law.

Here are some ways an employment attorney can assist you:

  1. Legal Advice: An employment attorney can provide you with expert legal advice tailored to your specific situation. They can help you understand your rights as an employee and guide you through the legal process.
  2. Representation: If you believe your rights have been violated, an employment attorney can represent you in negotiations, mediations, or even in court. They will fight for your best interests and work towards a favorable outcome.
  3. Document Review: Whether it's an employment contract, severance agreement, or any other legal document, an employment attorney can review it to ensure your rights are protected and offer advice on any potential risks or concerns.
  4. Investigation: If you suspect workplace discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination, an employment attorney can conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence and build a strong case on your behalf.
  5. Negotiation: If you're facing a dispute with your employer, an employment attorney can negotiate on your behalf to achieve a fair settlement. They will advocate for your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Don't face employment issues alone. Contact Hommel Law Firm today and let our experienced employment attorneys protect your rights and help you achieve the fair treatment you deserve.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What rights do I have as an employee in Tyler, TX?

Employees in Tyler, TX are protected by both federal and state labor laws. These laws protect your right to receive a minimum wage for all hours worked, overtime pay when you work more than 40 hours in a week, and protections against discrimination based on age, race, gender or other characteristics.

What is the process for filing an employment law claim?

The process of filing an employment law claim can be complex. It is best to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights and develop a strategy for pursuing legal action.

How much will it cost me to pursue my case?

The fees associated with pursuing your case will depend on various factors such as the complexity of the case. Your attorney can provide more information about their fee structure once they have evaluated your situation.

  • Over 100 Cases Taken to Jury Trial
    The Hommel Law Firm's results speaks for themselves. If you have a case, Mr. Hommel will take it to trial.
  • Exclusively Representing Employees
    Because the Hommel Law Firm believes in seeking justice for those who have been treated unfairly in the workplace, Mr. Hommel only fights for employees, not the employers.
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
    With over 30 years of experience, Bill Hommel is prepared to listen to you and will not hesitate to take your case to trial to get the results you deserve.
  • Board Certified Attorney
    Attorney Bill Hommel is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Only about 3% of attorneys in the area are Board Certified Trial Attorneys.

Tailored Justice, Proven Results: Our Track Record of Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Federal court delivered a verdict for violations Federal court delivered a verdict for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • $175K Gross, $114K Net Recovery Motor Vehicle Accident with 18 Wheeler
  • $780K Gross, $115K Net Recovery Oil Field Workers Wage & Hour Collective Action
  • $98K Gross, $65K Net Recovery Oilfield Services Overtime - 2 employees

    The result was a settlement of $98,000 net to clients $65,000.

  • $325K Gross, $189K Net Recovery Police Shooting Death
  • $140K Gross, $90K Net Recovery Police Shooting Death

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