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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
When Tennessee workers clock in and get to work, they have the right to expect fair pay for the hours worked. Recently, public transportation workers have become involved in wage and hour disputes over unpaid overtime. They have filed a lawsuit against a company from another state that contracts with the Memphis area to manage public transportation drivers.
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.
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.
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.