Many companies and employers require that workers carry out certain actions before fully getting their workdays underway. However, if employees are not compensated for mandatory tasks, they may miss out on pay to which they're entitled. In fact, some workers may be owed overtime pay if certain processes require them to be on the job over 40 hours a week.
Those who live and work in Nashville have likely noticed the construction of the multi-million dollar JW Marriot hotel in the downtown area. The lush 33-story building may attract celebrities from the entertainment world, but recently it has attracted the attention of many who share the concerns of workers fighting for fair wages. While the tallest structure in downtown cost about $285 million, many workers say the subcontractors on the project failed to pay them for their labor.
For Tennessee workers, it is critical to get fair and timely pay for work they have done. When employers fail to to pay the full amount of wages or they misclassify employees, it can lead to legal action over wage and hour disputes. Many of these disputes relate to whether certain employees are eligible for overtime pay according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.