wage & hour disputes Archives

Wage and hour disputes lead to pack pay for nursing home worker

When Tennessee workers clock in at their job or show up at their place of employment and do their jobs, they rightfully expect to be paid for their work. Each person has the right to fair pay for hours worked, yet sometimes, employers do not always respect this right. As a result, mistreated workers may have to engage in wage and hour disputes in order to secure their rightful pay.

Not paid for your overtime hours? You can do something about it

Numerous Tennessee residents work extra hours, either to increase their take-home pay or because their employers require it. Unfortunately, some end up putting in the time and fail to see the monetary benefit from doing so. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employees must be fairly compensated for their time on the job -- including overtime. Those who are not may have legal recourse.

The potential for wage and hour disputes for restaurant workers

People who work in restaurants often have to rely on tips as a main share of their income. Servers know this about their jobs, but that does not mean that they are not entitled to fair treatment from their employers. Unfortunately, investigations find that many employers, including those in Tennessee, may try to underpay their servers, which can lead to wage and hour disputes.

Gas station workers involved in wage and hour disputes

Tennessee employees have right to be expect fair pay for work they have done. There are both state and federal laws in place that are intended to protect the rights of workers and ensure that employers pay fairly, but employees may still find themselves involved in wage and hour disputes. A good example of this is a popular gas station chain that was recently ordered to pay employees more than $1 million for unpaid overtime.

Popular online shopping day leads to wage and hour disputes

Amazon is one of the most popular retailers in the country, and many Tennessee consumers use this online platform. Once per year, the company has a special shopping day, Prime Day, where it highlights sales on certain products and bargain deals that a shopper can't get at other times. It's wildly popular with consumers, but after this year's Prime Week, the company is facing wage and hour disputes. 

Wage and hour disputes over the status of certain workers

A Tennessee senior living facility recently experienced legal trouble over how it classified certain types of employees. The people who work for the facility as sales employees were classified as exempt, which means they were not eligible for overtime and other benefits. After wage and hour disputes and an investigation, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division ruled that these workers are nonexempt.

Wage and hour violations can dramatically affect workers

Not getting paid can cause a number of problems for workers. In some cases, a slight hiccup with payroll may result in missing compensation or a late paycheck, but in other instances, employers may fail to properly pay their workers consistently. Not only can this cause unnecessary hardship for workers, but it can also violate wage and hour law.

Wage and hour disputes: should interns work for free?

People who do a job for an employer deserve fair pay for what they have done. However, there are many people who apply for internship positions in exchange for experience, mentoring and future opportunities, not necessarily a paycheck. There are times when an internship should really be a paying job, however, and this could potentially lead to wage and hour disputes in the future. 

Federal law protects breaks for breastfeeding mothers

Having a child is a momentous occasion in a woman's life. Many women here in Tennessee and elsewhere decide to breastfeed their newborns, which can become a complex process once they return to work. Expressing breast milk can become a frustrating and contentious process when an employer fails to provide breaks to breastfeeding mothers.

Gig workers and continued wage and hour disputes

The rights and fair pay of people employed as gig workers has been in the spotlight the last few months. There has been significant debate about whether people who work in the gig economy are true employees or if they should be paid as independent contractors. This ongoing debate as led to protests, heated discussions and continued wage and hour disputes.

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