Like most Tennessee residents, you are a hard working individual and expect to be compensated fairly for your time on the job. What happens, though, when your wages compared to your hours worked do not add up? Maybe it was a simple payroll mistake, but maybe your employer is intentionally shorting you pay. Questioning employers on such matters can lead to wage and hour disputes that may require legal assistance to resolve.
When it comes to paying employees, employers are all about their own bottom line. They will do what they can to pay employees as little as they can, in a way that supposedly keeps them in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you question whether your employer’s compensation methods are in violation of the FLSA, it is okay to investigate the matter.
Here is the thing, changes in the law happen, employers sometimes push the line and wage and hour violations occur. It may not happen to everyone, but it happens enough. It is not something employers should get away with, but this is an issue many employees are afraid to bring up. The only way to make this kind of thing stop is to hold employers accountable for their actions, which can be done by filing a wage and hour violation complaint so that the issue can be officially investigated. Civil actions, if deemed appropriate, may then be taken in order to seek compensation for your losses.
There is nothing wrong with wanting a fair wage. There is nothing wrong with wanting to get paid for all the time spent at your job. There is a lot wrong with employers failing to compensate properly. An attorney with experience handling wage and hour disputes can assist Tennessee residents achieve the compensation that they deserve. To learn more, please visit our firm’s website.