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Beatriz Adriana Sosa-Morris

Beatriz Adriana Sosa-Morris

Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law
  • Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Medical Malpractice...
  • Texas
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Attorney Beatriz “Bea” Sosa-Morris was born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in Angleton, Texas. She watched her parents' American dream come to fruition when they started their small business called "Angleton Tire Shop." At that moment, she knew that she wanted to realize her American dream and enter a profession in which she could assist others through difficult times in their lives. Her first job was at the family tire shop where she developed her work ethic. Her family turned a rundown fruit stand into a tire shop where every member of her immediate family has worked including her husband who is now a neurosurgeon. Attorney Sosa-Morris was not afraid of working hard and getting her hands dirty while working at Angleton Tire Shop, and that work ethic has followed her into her professional career. Attorney Sosa-Morris says that, “a hands-on approach to every case is a necessity if you truly believe that the Client Matters. While other firms may have a partners’ name on the door, the client never speaks with that partner and they end up being pawned off to someone the client did not hire. Here, I am always reachable because you hired me.” Attorney Sosa-Morris attended Angleton High School and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She received a full four-year scholarship to Sam Houston State University. Only three years after graduating from high school, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and a Bachelor in Business Administration in Economics, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Attorney Sosa-Morris is a native English and Spanish speaker. She studied international finance and international business administration in Puebla, Mexico, at the Universidad Iberoamericana and finished her undergraduate degrees at Sam Houston State University in 2008. After receiving her two bachelor degrees, Attorney Sosa-Morris attended South Texas College of Law. At South Texas, Attorney Sosa-Morris graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    All consultations are free and confidential.
  • Contingent Fees
    We do not charge a fee unless we recover monetary damages for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Sosa-Morris Neuman Attorneys at Law
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Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D.
Awards
Board Member of the Year
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 24076154
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Current
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Executive Board Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Representing the Unpopular Client, State Bar of Texas Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas
State Bar of Texas
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15 Questions Answered

Q. Does my employer have to pay me for the hours I worked when I accidentally staying past my assigned shift?
A: Your employer needs to pay you for all hours worked. They can then require that you don't work as many hours. However, if they are on notice that you worked those hours, then they have to pay you for the hours you worked.
Q. What to do when you disagree with the company doctor And you know that the injury was work related
A: You need to dispute the extent of injury and set up a benefits review conference. You dispute the extent of injury by filling out a DWC 45 and filing it with TDI-DWC. You can find the form here: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/forms/dwc/dwc045brc.pdf However, I recommend you consult with an attorney regarding your rights before you go to a benefits review conference ("BRC"). You need to have medical evidence that the injury was work related and an attorney can make sure that the medical records you have are legally sufficient.
Q. can my employer cut my hours after i questioned him about a labor law ?
A: There are certain anti-retaliation provisions in wage and hour laws. For example, the FLSA has a non-retaliation provision for employees complaining about not receiving overtime or minimum wage that may be applicable. Good luck.
Q. City job can employer take employees tips and give them to non profits/not allow worker to accept tips they are given?
A: If an employer is relying on the tip credit privilege to meet their minimum wage obligations, then the employer for itself cannot take an employees' tips.
Q. Is it legal for an exempt employee to be required to be oncall 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with no compensation?
A: Under federal wage laws, there are several exemptions for minimum wage and overtime pay. Sometimes employers classify their employees as "exempt," but the employee may actually not be exempt. Without additional facts, I don't know if you are properly classified as exempt.
Q. I quit without a two week notice and the lady refuses to pay me my last check,is she allowed to do that?
A: Under federal wage law, nonexempt employees are entitled to compensation for all hours worked including training.
Q. I was terminated from my job 3 weeks ago with a communications company in Kentucky.
A: These claims are very fact specific, but you may have a claim for age discrimination and you may also have a claim for unpaid overtime if the company misclassified you as an "independent contractor."
Q. Can my job get away with paying me under minimum wage being a hairdresser?
A: Nonexempt employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. Minimum wage and overtime wages are calculated on a weekly basis. Typically, hairdressers are classified as "independent contractors." Without knowing more about your situation, I can't say whether you are an "independent contractor." Also, if you are an employee, an employer can take a tip credit towards its minimum wage obligations, but can't share in your tips (can't take tips from you for "color charges.").
Q. Can you be fired for violation of company policy,if the company policy states it is not a contract nor a legal document?
A: Texas is an at-will state. This means they can fire you for any reason as long as it is not a discriminatory reason.
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