Are you getting paid fairly for the work you do? Many employees might not even realize they're not receiving the compensation they deserve. That's why it's important to be aware of the signs of wage hour violations. Here are some things to look out for:
Signs of Wage Hour Violations
- Non-payment of overtime: If you're working more than 40 hours a week and not receiving time-and-a-half pay for those extra hours, you might be a victim of wage theft.
- Misclassification: Employers sometimes misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying minimum wage, overtime, and other benefits. If you're being treated like an employee but classified as a contractor, you might be entitled to employee benefits.
- Unpaid breaks: If you're not getting paid for meal or rest breaks, or your employer is automatically deducting time from your paycheck for breaks you didn't take, you might be experiencing wage theft.
- Tip stealing: If you're a tipped employee, your employer can't take a portion of your tips or require you to share them with non-tipped employees. If this is happening to you, you might be entitled to the full amount of your tips.
- Off-the-clock work: If your employer is requiring you to work before or after your scheduled shift without pay, or asking you to work during your break time, you might be experiencing wage theft.
If you're experiencing any of these signs of wage hour violations, it's important to speak up and seek legal help. Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP can help you understand your rights and file a claim against your employer if necessary.
At Schwartz Perry & Heller LLP, we have years of experience in handling wage hour violations cases. Our team of skilled lawyers can guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.