There are many unfair labor practices that employers have been found guilty of participating in. These range anywhere from violating child labor laws to failing to pay qualified employees the overtime wages that they deserve. Although some employers are actually unaware of the unfair labor practices they inflict upon their workers, many are fully aware of what they are doing and they try to trick their employees into thinking they are being treated and compensated fairly.
Do you believe that your employer is guilty of unfair labor practices? It is important to get help from our lawyers. Contact a local employment law attorney today for more information about taking legal action against your employer.
One of the most common, unfair labor practices is forcing employees to work off-the-clock and not compensating them properly for it, or not compensating them at all. Your employer may be guilty of this practice if he or she requires you to:
- Clock out at the end of the day but still force you to work or complete a project
- Have a morning meeting before your work day begins
- Work on the weekend without clocking in
For traditional jobs, nighttime and weekend hours are usually less than desirable, and this is the time that many employees use to relax and to spend time with their family and friends. Because of this, many employers will offer employees a premium pay for work completed during the weekend or at night. However, additional wages for working nights and/or weekends is a matter of agreement between the employee (or someone representing the employee on his or her behalf) and the employer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require additional wages simply because it may be evening or weekend work, unless the hours qualify as overtime work and go beyond the forty hours in a traditional workweek and you are a nonexempt employee. Additionally, many hospital and residential care facility employers inflict unfair labor practices on their employees, forcing them to work longer and harder hours without fair compensation.
Have you been a victim of an employer’s unfair labor practices? Our lawyers can represent you if your employer’s unlawful actions have resulted in a lack of compensation that you rightfully deserve. Contact an employment law attorney in your area today for more information and to explore the legal options available to you.