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Misclassifying employees can lead to wage and hour disputes

As Tennessee readers know, employees are legally entitled to fair wages for the work they do. Unfortunately, employers often look for ways to avoid paying by doing things such as misclassifying workers. These actions can lead to wage and hour disputes as employees often have to resort to legal action in order to secure what they are owed.

Wage and hour disputes in the restaurant industry

Readers who work in the Tennessee restaurant industry know there are many stories involving unfair wage practices in almost every type of eatery. Wage and hour disputes often arise when a restaurant owner refuses to pay workers fairly from tip shares or denies a person his or her rightful pay for hours worked. It is an unfortunately common story, but workers have the right to speak up and fight for what they deserve.

Tennessee residents can seek help with wage and hour disputes

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.

Tennessee wage and hour disputes: Seeking backpay

There are a number of individuals all over the country, Tennessee included, who have not been properly compensated for their time on the job. When this happens, these individual have every right to file wage and hour disputes regarding their employers. If such claims are successfully navigated, compensation for damages may be achieved as can back  pay for any monies that were not paid for the hours worked.

Wage and hour disputes over nurses' breaks

It is not uncommon for a nurse to work long sifts. In fact, for many Tennessee nurses, it is a way of life to work 10 or 12 hours in a day, many of those on their feet. Those moments off the clock are precious when a nurse can sit down for a bite to eat or some uninterrupted rest before going back on the floor. Unfortunately for some nurses, their supervisors do not respect the time off to which they are legally entitled, and this often leads to wage and hour disputes.

Avoiding wage disputes over holiday pay

Some Tennessee workers may be looking forward to the holidays for an extra day or two off to spend with their families. Others, however, may have to work on those days. Difficult as it may be for them to have to go to work, they may initiate wage disputes if their paychecks do not reflect holiday pay.

Misclassification leads to wage and hour disputes

Everyone who works in Tennessee or elsewhere in the country has a classification. This classification has a tremendous impact on the worker's rights, especially regarding salary and benefits. The laws related to employee classification are complex, and if an employer misclassifies his or her workers, it could lead to wage and hour disputes, among other issues.

Women still fighting unfair wages

A new report by the American Association of University Women reveals that not much has improved for women in the workforce despite an outcry for change. Pay ratios between men and women in comparable jobs have narrowed only a negligible amount since 2000, meaning men as a whole earn about $500 billion more than women. Even with declining unemployment, the gap between gender salaries has not closed, and not all states have strong laws protecting women from unfair wages.

Wage and hour disputes often necessary due to violations

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.

Food services workers often victims of wage theft

Most people in Tennessee think they would know if someone were stealing from them. However, some thieves are slick and prey on those who may be vulnerable or lack the knowledge to realize they have been victimized. Wage theft is one example of stealing that is often too subtle to be recognized as theft, and the workers who are most often victims are those in food services.

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