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Wage Theft: Get Paid What You’re Owed

by | May 9, 2024 | Employment Law |

Are you being shorted on your paycheck? You’re not alone. Many workers face wage theft, where employers don’t pay for all hours worked. This can include:
  • Unpaid overtime: If you work more than 40 hours a week (in most cases), you deserve overtime pay.
  • Minimum wage violations: Employers must pay at least the minimum wage for all hours worked.
  • Off-the-clock work: Working through breaks or after clocking out should be compensated.
  • Misclassification as exempt: Salaried employees who meet certain duties qualify for exemptions from overtime. If you’re misclassified, you may be owed back pay.
Don’t stay silent! Here’s what you can do:
  • Track your hours: Keep a record of all hours worked, including breaks and overtime.
  • Review your paystubs: Make sure they accurately reflect your hours and pay rate.
  • Talk to your employer: If you believe you’re not being paid correctly, bring it to their attention.
  • Seek legal help: If your employer doesn’t address the issue, consider contacting an employment lawyer.
We can help! NachtLaw, P.C., specializes in wage theft cases. We fight to ensure workers receive fair compensation. For more information or to set up an appointment with one of our lawyers, please contact us.
Additional Information:
  • You can find more information about wage theft laws in your state by searching online for “[Your State] Department of Labor.”