How Employers Avoid Paying Employees
My experience has shown me that there are countless ways for employers to avoid paying workers. However, there are some common problems.
One of the most common methods employers use to avoid paying overtime is by misclassifying an employee as exempt. In other words, they misclassify an employee as a salaried worker, rather than an hourly worker. While there is variation in different occupations, for the most part, employees should not be classified as exempt from overtime unless they are managers. This does not mean that they simply need to have the title of manager. The employee actually has to perform management duties as part of his or her job. If you have been classified as a salary worker in error and believe that you are due overtime pay, enlist me as your lawyer, and I can help you seek compensation.
Other cases of employers avoiding paying employees are more obvious. They may require employees to arrive early to engage in prep work, for which the employee is not paid. They may force the employee to work through unpaid breaks or lunch periods. If you have done any work for which you were not paid, I am prepared to help.
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I will review your wage and hour claim for free. I will verify that you have not been properly paid, and I will educate you about your options for seeking compensation for unpaid wages. Call me or contact me by email.