In McAllen Hospitals LP et al. v. Lopez issued by the Texas Supreme Court, a group of nurses lost a case in which they claimed that they were intended to have been paid a yearly salary rather than hourly. A yearly salary would have meant more money. The Court found:
The Court stated that “we hold there is no evidence that would have allowed reasonable, fair-minded people to find that the employer and its employees had a meeting of the minds on a fixed amount of pay. We therefore reverse and render judgment that the employees take nothing.”
Proper classification of employees is a serious matter and should be carefully considered.