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!
Thanksgiving Is Officially Over; Now Get to Work! The latest buzz in labor and employment law involves Thanksgiving, thanks to Target and other retailers. We all know that someone had the bright idea to force hourly employees to “put on a happy face” while spending the night with co-workers and strangers instead of with family… Continue Reading Thanksgiving Is Officially Over; Now Get to Work!
Wage Theft Is Rarely Accidental In Miami If you think that wage theft occurs by accident – think again. Your employer doesn’t accidentally underpay the the electric bill; it doesn’t accidentally underpay an insurance premium; and it and knows when it didn’t get paid by a customer. So, why do you think that your not… Continue Reading Wage Theft Is Rarely Accidental In Miami
Nurses Victorious In Appeal Involving Unpaid Wages Just in time for Labor Day, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals took a step to disarm employers involved in unpaid wage (including unpaid overtime wage and minimum wage) lawsuits. In Symczyk v. Genesis Healthcare Corp., the plaintiff was a registered nurse (RN) who filed a lawsuit to… Continue Reading Score One For Nurses Seeking Unpaid Wages
Unpaid Wage Claims Require Realistic Expectations Clients who have been the victims of wage theft do not initially realize that they were denied either the minimum wages or overtime wages they earned. Once this realization occurs, clients can have unrealistic expectations about their rights and the remedies they have. I have seen this occur when… Continue Reading Unpaid Wage Claims Require Realistic Expectations
Unpaid Wage Claims Raise Numerous Issues, But At Least Consider These Three 1. Wages are taxed. When you are an employee, you routinely have money withheld from your paychecks for taxes and FICA. When you resolve an unpaid wage claim (involving minimum wages or overtime pay), whether by settlement or judgment, the portion of the… Continue Reading 3 Issues To Consider In Resolving Unpaid Wage Claims
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!