Overtime Law and Minimum Wage Violations
In the United States, most workers are guaranteed certain rights which their employer cannot legally violate. Among the most important of these rights are the guaranteed minimum wage and the right to receive increased pay for overtime work. Unfortunately, not all employers properly respect these critical rights, acting in ways which deny their workers the full compensation they deserve.
Fortunately, if you have been denied the full and fair wages you have earned, you may be able to take legal action against your employer to pursue compensation for the wages you have been denied.
Most workers are entitled to minimum wages for all the hours they work. They are also required to be paid overtime for working more than 40 hours per week. There are State and Federal laws in place to protect the rights of workers, but unfortunately, these are not always upheld by employers. Some typical examples when workers’ rights are violated include:
- Not being paid for work done before or after a shift
- Not being paid for work done at home
- Being required to work during breaks
- Illegal automatic deductions from paychecks
- Failure to be paid minimum wage
- Failure to be paid for overtime work
These and other violations of workers’ rights may entitle a worker to take legal action in order to redress their grievances.
Matters Now Under Investigation
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we have the knowledge and experience necessary to investigate and represent clients in cases involving:
- Lunch Breaks
- Pre-shift Work, Post-shift Work, and Work at Home
- Information Technology (IT) Workers
- Mortgage Underwriters
- Restaurant Workers
- Nurses and Other Hospital Personnel
- Insurance Agents
- Installation and Service Technicians
- Call Center Employees
- Production and Processing Facilities
- Unlawful Pay Deductions for Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Property
If you or someone you know has suffered any type of overtime or minimum wage violation, we can help you fight to recover your hard-earned wages. Contact Jason Knutson of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 608-255-6663 to speak with a qualified legal professional and learn more about what we can do for you.