Minimum Wage, Unlawful Wage Deductions And Overtime Laws
Everyone must be paid the minimum wage. Most employers comply with minimum wage law, but there are often instances when they make deductions that bring employees below minimum wage. This is unlawful. The other problem area involves tipped employees like waiters, waitresses, and bartenders. There are laws about “tip pooling” and other specific rules.
Many employers also fail to pay overtime correctly. There are two types of employees under overtime laws: “exempt” employees and “non-exempt” employees. Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime, which is time-and-a-half for every hour worked over forty hours in a workweek. Employers, however, often misclassify employees as “exempt” and not entitled to overtime when they are really “non-exempt.” If you have been misclassified, your employer may owe you back pay comprised of the overtime they should have paid you but did not.
If you believe your employer is violating the law on how you are paid, Willis Spangler Starling can help. You should know that, if you pursue a claim for failure to pay minimum wage, failure to pay overtime, or improper pay for tipped employees, the law protects you from retaliation. Employers cannot fire you, demote you, or take any other meaningful negative action against you because you pursue this type of case. Call 614-721-6305 to set up a free consultation today.