Unlawful Pay Practices

How Employers Break the Law to Pay Less

Employers are in a position to try to pay employees as little as possible. Some employers find unlawful ways to this. These can include violations pertaining to work time recorded on your time slips, minimum wage, missing overtime pay, missing comp time, your employer taking some part of your tips, commissions due, vacation pay not paid, unpaid wages, unlawful and unfair deductions from pay, excessive amounts discounted from your time for purported meal and rest breaks, and employees whose work is non-managerial classified as managers or professionals so as to avoid having to pay overtime.

Of these, misclassification of employees, work performed off the clock, and miscalculation of overtime pay are probably the ones that employers most often perform that lead to claims.

Fair Labor Standards Act

The law protecting employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (the FLSA) is a federal statute. Among other things, the FLSA introduced the forty-hour work week, established a national minimum wage, and guaranteed "time-and-a-half" for certain overtime.

The FLSA also governs lawsuits that are brought to enforce employees' pay rights.

Lawsuits

A remedy to protect your rightse

If you haven’t been paid all the money you’ve earned at work, you might have a legal claim against your employer. The way to legally enforce that legal claim is to file a lawsuit.

So, if your complaints have so far falled on deaf ears, please give me a call. We can see whether it makes financial sense (for you and for me) to have legal representation. Regardless of what you (or I) decide, I am willing to meet and consult with you for free, to discuss the possible case.

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