wage & hour disputes Archives

Wage and hour disputes lead to backpay for manual laborers

No matter what type of job a person has, he or she has the right to seek fair pay for hours worked. A Tennessee employer's failure to do this is not only unfair treatment toward employees, it is also against the law. Many employees are eligible for overtime pay, but employers may only pay them a flat rate for all hours worked. An underpaid or unfairly treated employee has the right to engage in wage and hour disputes in order to secure their rightful pay.

New laws could lead to more wage and hour disputes

Tennessee employers are responsible for paying their employees fairly and following employment laws pertaining to minimum wage and overtime. When they do not do these things, employees may find it necessary to take legal action against the people who employ them. With a new federal overtime rule going into effect soon, it's possible employers could be subjected to more wage and hour disputes this coming year. 

Overtime pay at the center of many wage and hour disputes

When a person goes to work, it is natural to assume that person will receive appropriate pay for time spent on the job. Unfortunately, that is not always something that happens, often because employers attempt to underpay on overtime wages. For many types of Tennessee workers, overtime work should earn time and a half. Failure to receive fair pay for overtime can result in wage and hour disputes.

Wage and hour disputes: Tennessee paramedic sues in federal court

One Tennessee paramedic has taken legal action after his employer allegedly failed to pay overtime wages to him and others who work in his field. He claims that Montgomery County violated the overtime pay laws as set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act. By initiating these wage and hour disputes against his employer, he hopes to secure his rightful pay and prevent this from happening to others who serve the public.

Wage and hour disputes lead to big payout from McDonald's

America's largest fast food chain has recently paid tens of millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit brought by disgruntled employees over wage theft. The class action lawsuit was brought against the burger giant several years ago by restaurant workers in another state who claimed that McDonald's was trying to get around overtime laws. This settlement illustrates what can happen when employees take action when facing wage and hour disputes.

Public servants fighting for fair pay in wage and hour disputes

When a person goes to work and does his or her job, that person is entitled to fair pay for the work. Whether a person works at a gas station, in a retail store or for the local government, every person in Tennessee has the right to expect fair treatment and timely wages from employers. Unfortunately, public servants may experienced situations where it is necessary to engage in wage and hour disputes to get the pay they've rightfully earned.

Bus drivers settle wage and hour disputes with school district

Bus drivers have unusual schedules, and they often work at odd hours in order to drop off and pick up children at the right times. Because of these reasons, it may be easy for some Tennessee employers to underpay the men and women who work in these types of jobs. Bus drivers in another state recently settled wage and hour disputes with their school district for failing to pay them appropriate overtime pay.

Dry cleaner workers involved in wage and hour disputes

People who work at a dry cleaners often have to work long hours doing things that can be quite physically demanding. Tennessee workers who are employed in these types of stores know that they have the right to expect fair pay for the hours they work. The law demands that employers treat workers fairly, including paying them for overtime, when applicable, and giving them their rightfully earned wages. 

Security guards engage in wage and hour disputes

When a person goes to work, he or she has the right to expect fair pay for the hours spent on the job. Tennessee employees expect their employers to pay them for time worked, which includes overtime pay. When this does not happen, underpaid or unpaid individuals have the right to speak out about that mistreatment. Recently, security guards engaged in wage and hour disputes because of unfair pay practices and unpaid overtime.

Wage-and-hour disputes lead to steep fines for restuarant

Tennessee restaurant workers have the right to expect fair pay for the hours they've worked, even though they may rely on tips for a portion of their income. Despite this right, many employers take advantage of the system and fail to pay their workers rightful income, something that can be easy to do in a restaurant. Recently, workers in another state engaged in wage-and-hour disputes with their employer over this same issue. 

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