Wage & Hour Violation Lawyer
You Deserve to Be Paid for Your Work
Before we consider how an attorney can assist you with wage and hour violations, let’s examine what exactly wage and hour violations are. According to federal law, there is a minimum wage that must be paid to most employees on an hourly basis. Federal law requires that employees be paid a minimum hourly wage of is $7.25 per hour.
Most businesses must pay their employees at least this amount per hour, but there are many exceptions. If your employer is not paying you at least this amount, then you may have a case that will require an attorney’s help to ensure that you receive your proper compensation for your work.
According to federal law, however, if your employer knows that you’re receiving tips, they may pay you a lower amount and count your tips as part of your wage. But there are rules about how an employer can handle your tips/ For example, employers cannot require you to share your tips with other employees who do not normally receive tips.
A Dallas wage and hour violation attorney can help you understand your rights here and elsewhere. Call Scott Gilmore Thompson today at (214) 238-8444 to schedule your free initial consultation.
To further complicate matters, there are laws that regulate overtime payments as well. Overtime pay is your regular hourly salary, plus half of that per hour. It’s often referred to as “time and a half.” Many employers fail to give their employees the proper overtime pay. Many, but not all, employees are entitled to “time and half” their normal rate of pay when they work more than forty hours in a workweek. Even if you are paid a salary, you still may have a right to overtime pay. Your best option is to consult an experienced attorney to ensure you are being paid correctly.
Once you better understand your legal rights, you can decide how to proceed. An attorney is your best advocate for getting you the money that is due to you. If you are not being paid overtime and think you should be, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney before you potentially lose out. You want to do this as quickly as possible to recover as much of what the employer owes you as possible. Remember, there are many different forms of wage and hour violations that you should consider.
Your unpaid wages are not a lost cause. Contact our wage and hour violation lawyer in Dallas today to find out what you can do about the situation.
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