Are you missing wages from your current or former employer, including your normal paycheck or overtime wages? Once you discover that you will not be getting a paycheck on your normal payday, it is vital to maintain a record of your hours worked during the relevant pay cycle, and any extra expenses that are inflicted upon you as a result of receiving your paycheck late, such as overdraft fees from bills and payments that are automatically deducted from your bank account.

Are you or someone you know a victim of unpaid wages? Whether you are due your normal paycheck or overtime wages, contact an employment law attorney today to learn more unpaid wages information and to have your questions answered regarding overtime pay in California and other states throughout the country.

Many states implement regulations which require employers to compensate employees for all hours worked, and which require employers to compensate employees at regular intervals that they can depend on, such as:

  • Weekly
  • Bi-weekly
  • Semi-monthly

Federal law enforces regulations that required employers to compensate their employees at least minimum wage for all hours that they worked, and is enforced by the Wage-Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. Additionally, some states enforce their own wage and hour regulations, so it is important to speak with a lawyer in your state that can advise you on your state’s specific laws. These regulations may inflict consequences upon employers who do not abide by the law, and may even lead to criminal prosecution.

If you are dealing with issues regarding unpaid wages, you may want to ask your boss for an explanation—assuming you haven’t done so already. Find out if your unpaid earnings were a direct result of a bank error or processing mistake, instead of automatically assuming that it was your employer’s intention not to pay you. However, if your employer still fails to comply with your request to pay you all of your wages and any additional accrued expenses, it may be necessary to take legal action in order to recover your pay.
Do you need more unpaid wages information or do you have questions regarding your unpaid wages? Our employment lawyers are here to help! Contact an employment law attorney in your area today to learn more.