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Help for workers when they have not been paid

| Oct 7, 2020 | Wage & Hour Laws

Workers deserve their full wages for the work they do. Employment laws provide important protections for workers that they should be familiar with to ensure that they are compensated for the work they perform.

Wage and hour requirements

When an employee has been wrongfully denied minimum wage payments or overtime pay for the work they have done, they may be able to recover both. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay their employees at least the federal minimum wage and must pay time and a half when the employee has worked greater than 40 hours in one week. If an employer violates these requirements, employees may be able to receive back pay for the wages they were owed.

Wage and hour violations

When an employer has failed to pay an employee for the work they have performed, these violations are referred to as wage and hour violations and they are serious. Workers can file a claim to recover the wages they are due. Information the worker should be prepared to provide when making a claim for a wage or hour violation includes the employee’s personal information such as name, address and phone number; the name, address, phone number and type of business for the employer; the employee’s job title and a description of the work performed; payment information including how often the employee is paid and how they are paid; a description of the alleged wage and hour violations; and the dates of the violations. This can help them recover the back pay they are due.

Workers go to their jobs every day and work hard to support themselves and their families. They deserve to receive the wages and overtime pay they have earned. Employment laws protect them and can help them recover the compensation they are owed for a hard day’s work.