Employees count on their employers to follow all applicable laws. When the employer doesn't do this, the employee might have to take legal action. There isn't any good reason for companies to try to take advantage of their workers by violating these rules.
One of the most important sets of laws that employers must follow is found in the Fair Labor Standards Act. This was adopted in 1938, has been amended to remain current and covers a host of topics. We can help employees who are being taken advantage of by their employers in a way that violates this act.
- Pay standards: The FLSA sets the standard for everything from breaks to overtime pay. These aren't merely suggestions, they are required points that must be followed. For example, work done beyond 40 hours per workweek qualifies for overtime pay of at least 1.5 times your standard pay.
- Classification of workers: Employers must properly classify workers. The FLSA sets standards for who qualifies as an independent contractor and who must be considered an employee.
- Tip-pooling: Tipped employees can't be forced to share their tips with people who are nontipped. This is a common complaint that workers have that is in violation of the FLSA.
Many employees worry that they will face retaliation if they file a formal complaint. This is illegal. We will help you to combat that situation if it occurs when you speak out against the violations that are occurring at your workplace. You deserve to work for an employer who is in compliance with the law, and we will help you try to get that to happen.