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William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr

William S 'Bill'Hommel Jr

Hommel Law Firm
  • Employment Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights
  • Texas
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Summary

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 Chat and Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Google Duo
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Owner
Hommel Law Firm
- Current
Partner
Hommel & Starr
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Partner
Sammons & Parker
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Partner
Smithson & Hommel
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Associate
Ramey Law Firm
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Education
Baylor University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Baylor University
B.B.A. (1983) | Accounting
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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
Member
- Current
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Texas Employment Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 09934250
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
FLSA Current Issues , Smith County Bar Luncheon , Tyler, Texas
Smith County Bar
Certifications
Labor and Employment Law
Texas State Bar
Civil Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

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.
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.
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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 (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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