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Experienced Houston, Texas Law Firm For Labor, Employment, and Immigration Needs

Monty & Ramirez LLP, a minority-owned law firm, maintains a full-service business immigration practice representing companies and individuals alike. Our philosophy is to advance our clients’ interests as effectively as possible by offering a forward-thinking approach. We are committed to understanding our clients’ specific business, industry and legal concerns. We keep a constant focus on our clients’ immediate and long-term goals. Working hard and producing innovative, cost-effective solutions is imperative for us and our clients. We provide clients with the highest quality in labor, employment and immigration services based on our thorough understanding of the law and its applications. We approach our clients’ needs as if we are partners in the process – having fully discussed all options and deciding on actions as a team. We believe that informed, proactive clients are successful clients.

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Just Ask Jacob: Be cautious about requiring direct deposit of wages

Q May we require our employees to use direct deposit? If so, what recourse do we have if an employee won’t provide his account’s routing number and other bank information?A In most states, employers cannot require employees to be paid through direct deposit. However, there are some exceptions. For instance, employers in Texas can require direct deposit of wages with some restrictions. But be aware that the Equal Employment Opportunity … Read More

Americans first: Preference for foreign workers can run afoul of federal laws

The DOJ said it “is wholeheartedly committed to vigorously prosecuting” claims of discrimination against U.S. workers. Making good on promises from earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has begun cracking down on what it calls discrimination against U.S. workers who are being passed over in favor of temporary foreign workers. The DOJ recently announced a settlement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC, a New Mexico onion farm. … Read More

Forced to lie in the bed you made: Certain conduct may nullify arbitration agreements

You may be able to dip your toes in the litigation waters, but you may get pushed all the way in. A U.S. District Court Judge in New York recently ruled that Equity Residential Properties Management Corporation (ERPMC) was barred from compelling a former employee to arbitrate her claims because it had previously refused to comply with the arbitration agreement. The court based its finding on contract law. Let’s take a closer look at its … Read More

Taking pay in the right direction: Get Texas workers on board with direct deposit

Most employers are familiar with the benefits of directly depositing employees’ pay in their bank accounts. It saves you time in preparing payroll, costs because you reduce your use of paper, and productivity because workers don’t have to take breaks to go to the bank. For employees, it’s a secure and convenient way to get paid. Given those all-around benefits, you might ask, could I switch my whole payroll over to direct deposit and require my … Read More

Just Ask Jacob: Be prepared if ICE comes calling with a warrant

Q We employ a large number of seasonal workers, many with temporary work visas, at several different sites. We also have a main office. We would like to train our frontline employees on what to do if U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows up with a warrant for an immigration raid. What should we tell our receptionist at the main office? What should we tell our managers and site supervisors at the other worksites?A When ICE … Read More

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Houston Office

150 W. Parker Road, 3rd Floor
Houston, Texas 77076
Phone: (281) 493-5529

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Tuesday
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Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
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