Having a love-hate relationship with money is something that many people in Tennessee and elsewhere struggle with. They may hate that they never seem to have enough money, but love that it allows them to provide for themselves and their families. When it turns out that employers are not properly compensating workers, that love-hate relationship could turn into wage and hour disputes.
One woman in another state recently filed a class-action lawsuit against a laundry business and its owner, for whom she worked for almost five years. Reports stated that the woman would work five or six days each week and 10 to 11 hours each day. The woman’s employment with the company ended in August, though a reason was not given. Nonetheless, during the course of her employment, the woman was never given overtime pay.
Additionally, from Dec. 2013 to July 2015 the woman was only paid $7 an hour though the minimum wage for the state rose from $7.25 to $8.75 during that time. From July 2015 until Feb. 2018, the woman was paid $9 an hour though minimum wage rose to a point of $10.40. Since March of this year, the woman was paid $10.50 per hour. The woman’s suit alleges that she was cheated out of wages and overtime pay.
In cases like this one, wage and hour disputes may prove necessary for individuals who have earned wages and were not properly compensated. It may seem intimidating to take action against employers, but filing a legal claim may prove worth the effort. Interested Tennessee residents may wish to speak with experienced attorneys to gain more information on options for addressing wage violations.