All workers in the United States enjoy a number of rights when it comes to their job, from the treatment they receive at work to the work they must complete.
One critical part of these rights are the provisions requiring employers to pay their employees no less than the minimum wage and to provide enhanced pay for any hours worked over the maximum 40-hour work week.
Unfortunately, however, not all eligible employees are always given these benefits from their employers, and far too many hard-working individuals are denied the full wages they have earned.
However, in many cases, those who have been underpaid because of illegal and unfair employment practices can take action against their employer to pursue the compensation they deserve for the work they performed.
Common Types of Employment Claims
Violations of employee rights can occur in several different ways. The following is a brief list of some of the most common of these violations:
- Failure to pay workers for work performed off-the-clock
- Requiring workers to perform work duties during lunch breaks
- Unlawful automatic paycheck deductions
- Failure to pay employees minimum wage
- Failure to pay overtime wages
Unfortunately, far too many American employees face these unfair treatments at the hands of their employers, often causing them undue financial hardship.
Job Sectors Most Vulnerable to Employment Claims
Employers can cheat their employees of overtime pay in virtually any job sector, but employees in some sectors are more vulnerable to being cheated of their wages than others. Some of the most common job sectors where violations occur are:
- Information Technology (IT) Workers
- Mortgage Underwriters
- Nurses & Other Hospital Personnel
- Insurance Agents
- Installation & Service Technicians
- Call Center Employees
- Production & Processing Facility Employees
- Software Employees
- Food Service Workers
- Delivery Drivers
- Tipped Employees
If you have been denied the compensation you deserve, we are prepared to help you pursue compensation for the wages you should have been paid.
If you believe that your employer has failed to pay you the wages you deserve, you may be entitled to file a claim for money that you are owed. Contact Jason Knutson with Habush Habush & Rottier today at 608-255-6663 to speak with an experienced legal professional about the details of your case and learn more about how we can help.