I see employees get cheated out of a few dollars every week, while others lose out on thousands of dollars. Not getting the wages you earned usually happens for one of the following reasons: You don’t get paid overtime wages; You don’t get paid a minimum wage; You get a lunch or other break automatically… Continue Reading Unpaid Wages? Yes, It’s Worth It!
Overtime Without the Clock Most employees are entitled to be paid based on the hours that they worked, and not on a salaried basis, plus overtime wages. Workers who are paid by the hour usually clock in and out of work. This can be done in many ways, from sign-in sheets to punch clocks to… Continue Reading Overtime and the Clock
Time and time again, clients tell me about how they started work a little bit early to prepare for the shift or were stuck working late to complete a job, only to have the computer reject their hours. It’s one thing to have a policy that forbids overtime and to enforce that policy by not… Continue Reading No Pre-Approval ≠ No Overtime!
I recently came across a 2009 statement from the 2009 General Accounting Office (GAO) while researching the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) investigation of wage and overtime cases. The statement, which is entitled “Wage and Hour Division’s Complaint Intake and Investigative Processes Leave Low Wage Workers Vulnerable to Wage Theft,” included the following conclusion after… Continue Reading You Can Count on the FairLaw Firm to Recover Your Unpaid Wages and Overtime