The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that workers are paid for the time they work. Employees are open to mistreatment when they don’t have a clear understanding of the rules and their employer uses that lack of knowledge to act illegally and unethically.
The most common wage and hour problems we see are overtime hour abuse and employees being wrongly classified as exempt or as independent contractors so the employer can avoid paying overtime or benefits and payroll taxes.
If you believe your employer has violated wage and hour laws — whether that violation was accidental or planned — call Dahman Law to see if you have a claim.
Some questions to ask youself are:
- How are you paid? Salary/hourly/daily/per shift/other?
- What is your rate of pay?
- Is there any guaranteed weekly compensation?
- Paid any bonuses? For what reasons?
- How frequently are you paid?
- How many hours do you work in an average week?
- Are you paid overtime (time and a half) if you work over 40 hours/week?
- Can your compensation be reduced for any reason? If so, what is the reason?
- Are any deductions taken from your pay? If so, for what?
- Have you ever worked off the clock?
- Are you paid for travel time for work?
- If salaried, do you work more than 40 hrs/week?
- Can you hire or firedemployees?
- Do you manage two or more employees?
- Are you engaged in management activities?