Workplace violations regarding wage and hours most commonly involve overtime compensation, forcing employees to work extra hours they do not claim, or involve employees who are wrongly classified as independent contractors. If an employee has worked the hours, they deserve to be compensated for the time they’ve invested.
Employers are also obligated to pay their employees within a reasonable timeframe. If this responsibility is neglected, an employee may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover the wages owed.
Another common occurrence involves rests and meal breaks during a shift. In most states, employees are entitled to a minimum 30-minute break for shifts of five hours or more. When an employer denies or does not accommodate these breaks, they may be in violation of labor laws and risk being sued by their employees for back pay. Sometimes an employer unknowingly breaks these rules. A wage and hour lawyer can provide the legal guidance they need to comply, ensuring they are protecting themselves and retaining happy employees and a positive working environment. If an employee has suffered loss, a labor and employment attorney can help them recover their damages and rectify working conditions.
The skilled legal team at the Bourassa Law Group has the experience needed to examine the facts and resolve these issues in the workplace. Contact our office for free consultation…..?