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Many employers get away with breaking wage and hour claims until someone reports the wrongdoing. However, under both federal and state laws, an employee is protected when it comes to their wage and hour rights.


Wage and Hour Claim Examples: 

  • Inaccurate wage and hour calculations: There are times when an employer might not have the bad intentions but is still doing something wrong. In this case it would be being unaware of inaccurate calculations that are underpaying his employees.  


  • Failure to provide wage statements: An employer should be providing wage statements for his own security and the employees. If the employer refuses to do so, there might be some illegal activity going on with the pay.  


  • Unpaid wages / unpaid commissions: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage laws, it is illegal to not pay overtime wages or overtime wages at the correct rate. Along that it is also illegal for employers to not pay an individual their commission.


  • Violation of minimum wage laws: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage laws, an employer MUST pay their employees at least the minimum wage. Minimum wage changes from state to state and city to city. It is important that an individual be aware of their minimum wage laws to avoid violations. 


  • Late payments at layoff, termination, or resignation: An employer must also present a check at the time of layoff, termination, or resignation to the employee. An employee is held responsible for the time that spend in avoid to present the last payment. 


  • Denial of meal and rest breaks: Under FLSA it is also illegal to deny an employee his meal and rest breaks. It is also illegal for the meal break to be punched out but not taken. 


If you believe to have potential wage and hour claims against your employer, contact the attorneys of Lepera + Associates, PC. They can help you bring a claim against the discriminating party and help you stand up for your rights.

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