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Bill  Hommel

Bill Hommel

Hommel Law Firm
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights
  • Texas
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I have been a trial lawyer for over 35 years and have chosen to focus my practice on representing individuals who have been victimized by unscrupulous employer and government officials. Whether it is an unlawful termination, a failure to pay overtime wages or an excessive use of force by law enforcement, I am firmly committed to defending the rights of people that have been harmed.

If you feel like your your rights have been violated, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - unpaid overtime
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Hommel Law Firm
- Current
Hommel & Starr
Sammons & Parker
Smithson & Hommel
Ramey Law Firm
Baylor University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Baylor University
B.B.A. (1983) | Accounting
Honors: Dean's List, Beta Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma
Activities: Student Foundation Steering Committee, Alpha Kappa Psi, BUGWB, Leakey Leadership Lab
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Professional Associations
National Employment Lawyers Association
- Current
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Texas Employment Lawyers Association
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 09934250
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
FLSA Current Issues, Smith County Bar Luncheon, Tyler, Texas
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Labor and Employment Law
Texas State Bar
Civil Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. My wife works at a large hospital scheduling appt.'s. Can they force her to screen incoming patients for Covid-19?
A: If an employee contracts the virus or is seeking a diagnosis regarding whether they have the virus, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave for any time off taken up to 12 weeks. It sounds as though your wife works for a larger employer that is not subject to these provisions. A generalized fear of contracting the virus is not something that the hospital would be required to accommodate unless your wife has an underlying health condition that requires an accommodation. She would need a note from her doctor to qualify for such an accommodation.
Q. Hello, I recently got covid. My job did not pay me, although I am a full-time employee. Is there anything I can do?
A: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires employers up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave if you contract the virus. If you have been with the company for at least 30 days prior to taking the leave, you should qualify for the paid leave.
Q. Can your boss require you to do work for all his multiple business entities but only pay you for one?
A: Generally speaking, you are required to be paid for all hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you are working hours for which you are not receiving pay, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor or contact a local wage and hour attorney for help.
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Contact & Map
Hommel Law Firm
5620 Old Bullard Road, Suite 115
Suite 200
Tyler, TX 75703
Toll-Free: (903) 596-7100
Telephone: (903) 596-7100
Fax: (469) 533-1618
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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