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You show up to work, put in many hours of hard work, and expect to be paid fairly for your time. But when payday comes, you can’t figure out why the check falls short. For many individuals in the work force, this occurs on a regular basis. Even when confronted, some employers refuse to pay fair wages, which can affect a family’s financial situation dramatically. If this is happening to you, there is something you can do to get the wages you’ve already earned, and to prevent it from happening on an ongoing basis.
If you feel your rights to fair pay have been violated, an experienced employment law attorney can help you seek fair compensation from your employer. At Chávez Law Group, our team of skilled employment law attorneys assists clients in filing wage and hour claims against employers who violated their rights.
Examples of Wage and Hour Claims
Depending on whether you are paid hourly or on salary, there are different guidelines for how an employer should be compensating you for your time. If you are hourly and your employer is not paying you minimum wage, you may have a right to be compensated for back pay. If you are salaried and your boss is demanding more of your time than your hiring contract states, but is not willing to pay you more, you may have a case.
One of the most common types of wage and hour claims is unpaid overtime. The employer may refuse to acknowledge these hours worked and withhold payment, or ask employees to do work-related tasks on off hours, but not allow them to include the hours on timesheets.
If your employer has refused to give you break time as mandated by law, but won’t pay you for the full time worked, you may be entitled to collect income compensating you for these extra hours worked.
Resolution for Unpaid Income
An attorney can help slighted employees with minimum wage violations, unpaid overtime, unpaid travel time and other job-related expenses, and other instances where employers fail to compensate. No matter how your employer may try to justify withholding wages, you are entitled to be paid for any time spent working. The lawyers at Chávez Law Group can assist you if you have taken advantage of by an employer.
If you have a claim against an employer for violation of fair wages laws, let the team at Chávez Law Group help you seek compensation for your valuable time. With offices across the country, we have helped countless clients hold employers accountable for unfair treatment. Please contact our skilled legal team today for a free case evaluation.