What’s Your Paycheck Missing ? It Could Be Your Pay!
Paychecks tell a lot about a business. For example, paychecks that fail to contain the number of hours worked, the rate(s) of pay, and the dates covered by the paycheck usually prompt me to investigate the business further to determine not if, but how many pay violations have occurred.
Most employees are entitled to be paid hourly, receive at least a minimum wage for each hour worked, and then get overtime pay calculated at time and one-half of the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.
Employees who get paid tips still are entitled to receive at least the current minimum wage (which is now $7.67 per hour) when including tips and at least $4.65 per hour before those tips are included.
Paychecks can be confusing, and sometimes this confusion is by design. Other times, it could be that your employer just didn’t know the law. It may be that your employer does not want you to discover that you were getting underpaid and so you get a confusing paycheck. It could also be that your employer thinks that he/she/it does not have to pay you overtime wages if you are paid a salary.
None of the above scenarios is a reason (or defense) to not having paid you properly. In the end, your employer is not going to come forward on his/her/its own and admit that you were not paid enough and write you a check for the difference. You have the right to be paid properly, on time, and to not be retaliated against for bringing a claim for unpaid/underpaid minimum wages or overtime wages.
At the FairLaw Firm, we understand your situation, strive to keep you advised of your claim, and will give you an honest evaluation of your claim. Our goal is to provide you with the best representation, leading to the maximum result in the shortest amount of time.