When our readers in Chicago hear about “wage and hour violations,” they probably think it sounds like a bunch of “legalese.” But, the reality is that this area of the law may have more impact on your life than you realize. Wage and hour violations are, unfortunately, not uncommon, and that could make a big difference in the take-home pay you see on each paycheck.
So, how were your employee rights violated? Well, the possibilities vary, but some of the more common violations are: overtime violations; incorrect wage violations; back pay violations; and inappropriate payroll deductions. There are others as well, but these are just a few of the common examples. What does it all mean? It means you need to scrutinize your paycheck carefully and, if you see potential discrepancies, you may need to assess your legal options.
Getting the pay you earned
How would it feel to find out that you have not received the pay you earned? For many people, the initial feelings are anger and resentment – a sense that it is time to hold their employers accountable. But, at the same time, some are fearful of retaliation from their employers. No matter what, you are entitled to the pay you earned, so you may need to take action.
For more information about how our law firm attempts to help employees who find themselves in this type of situation, please visit our website. We are dedicated to holding employers accountable for any and all payroll violations that leave Chicago residents receiving less than what they earned.