Wage and Hour Violations
Employers sometimes fail to ensure that their employees are granted all of the workplace protections afforded them under state and/or federal law with respect to their compensation and benefits. These failures have become more evident as employers have sought to cut down on payroll costs during the economic downturn. These failures include, by way of example:
- Failure to pay minimum wage
- Failure to pay overtime
- Failure to pay for compensable time (e.g. work-related travel, putting on and taking off uniforms, training, being on-call, etc.)
- Failure to pay for all hours worked, including "off-the-clock" work
- Failure to provide meal and rest breaks
- Failure to reimburse for uniforms and other necessary expenses
- Improperly requiring workers to forfeit their vacation days
- Improperly calculating overtime pay
Employers have also been known to misclassify their employees as "exempt," "managers," "executives" or "independent contractors" as a way to prevent them from receiving proper benefits and overtime pay. These include, for example, "managers" who work in chain restaurants who are required to wait tables, work the cash register, and perform other non-management duties, and information technology workers who install and maintain computer software and equipment.
If you have not been paid all your wages, or received your meal or rest breaks, please complete the online questionnaire here. We are prepared to file a lawsuit, if necessary, to get you the justice you deserve.