When an employer misclassifies an employee, either purposefully or negligently, they may face a number of penalties, depending on the severity of the misclassification. A worker who suspects he or she suffers from misclassification may file a suit that not only addresses their own concerns but also sheds light on larger endemic issues within the employer's practices.
Your time is precious to you, especially if you have a family. While your job is important for supporting your family and providing for their needs, you look forward to clocking out and going home. You may be willing to go the extra mile for your employer, but sometimes, you feel as if your boss is taking advantage of you.
Many workers face regular conflict with their employer, which is a normal part of business to one degree or another. However, some workers face unfair pay for their work, and may have grounds to take legal action to recover lost wages. In instances like these, workers have a few options.
Immigration issues are hot as ever these days, and it is not always easy to know what rights undocumented workers should expect, especially in an area like Arizona. While many unsavory attitudes towards undocumented workers do exist, the law is still clear that undocumented workers can expect many of the same protections that other workers enjoy, even rights that are sometimes difficult to enforce, like overtime pay.
When America's businesses go into holiday mode, it often feels like lightly controlled chaos for seasonal workers who step in to help expand a business's capacity during the shopping rush. Often, seasonal employees receive their agreed upon pay and not much else in terms of employment benefits. However, it is important to note that working as a seasonal worker does not mean working without rights.
If your employer does not pay you your paycheck on schedule, your personal matters can swing out of control quickly. If you're like most people, you depend on your employer's timeliness to make sure that you can pay your bills and put food on the table. But what do you do if your employer doesn't pay you promptly?
When an employer does not treat employees fairly, it can seem unfair and hopeless all at the same time. This is particularly true when an employer refuses or fails to pay you fairly for your work. Fortunately, there are legal remedies when an employer does not compensate an employee. If you believe that your employer is not paying you fairly, you can take some simple steps to begin working towards a fair resolution.
You work hard, and you deserve the money you earned. This is a simple concept, yet some employers still take advantage of employees and break laws by not paying earned wages. If you believe that you are the victim of an employer keeping your earned wages from you, it is not a battle you have to fight alone.
Arizona's new higher minimum wage law continues to be a point of controversy, even among those who support raising the minimum wage. In Flagstaff, however, things are significantly more complicated, as the city recently voted to approve increasing the minimum wage on a more gradual schedule than the rest of the state. Furthermore, Flagstaff also chose to increase the minimum wage even more than the rest of the state, ultimately planning to reach $15.50 per hour in 2022.
Here in the United States, we often assume that overtime pay is a given for employees who choose to put in more than 40 hours per week. However, under the law, overtime pay is generally only guaranteed to lower wage earners, with exemptions that apply to many individuals who may work well over the standard 40 hours per work week.