Ensure You Are Being Paid The Proper Wage
Being a salaried employee does not mean that you are not entitled to overtime when you work more than 40 hours per week. If your employer has not been paying employees overtime who are working more than 40 hours a week, if they are not giving the prevailing wage for work done on public works or government-funded projects, or are denying employees time away from work for lunch and other owed break time, he or she could be violating wage and overtime employment laws.
Employers are also prohibited from making certain deductions from your wages such as taking money from your pay because you accidentally broke something on the job. These situations can be difficult to navigate, however, as the lines between legitimate discipline in the workplace and undermining employee rights might not always be clear.
Know that as an employee, you are protected under wage and overtime laws, and that it is illegal for your employer to fire you or in any other way retaliate against you because you complained about any wage and hour violation.
The attorneys at Raff & Becker, LLP are experienced in helping employees obtain the compensation they are due from their employers. We know the mistakes employers often make in these situations and can help you through difficult situations regarding wage and overtime.