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Underpayment and other examples of mistreatment

| Jul 20, 2019 | Wage & Hour Laws |

Many people wake up in the morning and prepare for a long day ahead, in which they will strive to perform their job duties to the best of their ability and earn enough money to support themselves. Unfortunately, not all of these hard-working people are treated fairly by their employers. There are many examples of wage and hour violations that we have covered, and in this post, we will look into underpaid wages and other examples of employer wrongdoing. Sadly, many employees are not paid what they are owed, and some do not even realize it.

There are various reasons why a worker may be underpaid. Sometimes, an employer may forget that someone worked during a particular shift, or accidentally fail to pay them the right amount. Or, an employer may intentionally withhold a portion of a worker’s wages, whether they believe that they did not work hard enough to earn full wages or they are trying to get ahead by shorting workers of the wages they deserve. All of these examples are unacceptable, and any worker who has been subjected to this mistreatment (regardless of the reason why) should take action.

In some cases, employees are able to bring this matter up with their employer and receive the wages they deserve. In other instances, legal action may be necessary. There are a lot of other ways in which employees are mistreated when it comes to their wages, from denied overtime to minimum wage violations, and all of these violations should be addressed promptly.