Defending Your Right To Fair Payment
When employees see fewer employment options for themselves outside of their current work situation, they may also find themselves called upon to put in hours in excess of the legal limits put in place by our legislatures. As a result, employees find themselves in unsustainable work situations, working extra hours for little or no pay, and feeling powerless to do anything about it.
Misclassification Cheats Employees Of Wages
Other employees can be victimized by having their jobs misclassified as salaried (exempt) when they should instead be classified as hourly (nonexempt), resulting in lost overtime pay. Additional lost compensation may include unpaid commissions, bonuses, unpaid vacation time and the simple nonpayment of wages, including a failure to observe minimum wage laws. If you are a salaried employee who does not manage anyone beneath you, your job may in fact be misclassified and you may be losing wages to which you are entitled.
What Is The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)?
In recent years, employees have gained more legal protections than they ever have had in the past. Nonexempt employees are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Essentially, the FLSA ensures that employees are paid appropriately for their work. This legal guideline holds employers accountable for paying the appropriate minimum wage as well as overtime.
There are numerous reasons that an FLSA dispute can arise, including:
- Improper classification, which can also lead to:
- Treating employees as contractors
- Paying hourly workers a salary
- Minimum wage violations
- Employers who expect “off the clock” work
- Failing to pay overtime
At The Litigation Boutique LLC, we have extensive experience representing employees in wage disputes. Additionally, we have provided services in the past geared toward helping employers remain legally compliant. Our experience and thorough understanding of both sides of the dispute are a direct benefit to our clients in FLSA claims.