Some of the questions our FREE CONSULTATION may be able to answer:
Was I wrongfully terminated?
Am I entitled to overtime?
Does my employer have to give me breaks?
Have I been sexually harassed?
Have I been discriminated against?
Does my employer owe me overtime?
How can I get my back wages?
Can my boss make me work overtime?
Did my employer violate the law?
Does the FLSA apply to me?
If any of the following have happened to you during course of employment, you have a high risk of having your wage rights violated.
- You are required to attend pre-shift meetings before you clock in;
- You don’t get paid for driving time in the middle of your work day;
- Your paycheck is less than you actually earned;
- Your paycheck bounces;
- You don’t clock in until after you have logged on to your computer;
- You don’t clock in until after you change into your uniform;
- You don’t get paid while you wait for your boss to give you your assignments for the day;
- You are paid an hourly rate, but do not receive overtime compensation;
- Your company had you sign a document agreeing that you won’t receive overtime;
- Your company deducts your overtime from your commissions and/or bonuses;
- You are paid half time for your overtime;
- Your company tells you that you are ineligible for overtime compensation;
- You’re paid a salary most weeks, but when you work less than normal, your employer reduces your salary;
- You’re paid a salary, but you do NOT
- directly supervise 3 or more employees;
- have a significant amount of independent discretion and judgment as to matters of significance, to the business administration;
- and/or have a professional degree, such as engineering, accounting, law, medicine, etc…, and actually use your degree for your job;
- You are paid a salary, and overtime, but receive less than time and a half for your overtime;
- You are a salaried employee, but have less than 7 years of experience in your job;
- You recieve deductions for lunch breaks and rest breaks even if you don’t take the break;
- You preform work before, or after you have clocked in, regardless of whether your employer allows it or requires it;
- You come in to work on your day off;
- You are paid for less than the time you spend actually working or preparing for work;
- You are required to change in and out of a uniform on the company property but don’t get paid for that time;
- You don’t get paid for the time that it takes you to walk from the locker room to your workstation
- You are a nursing mother, and your employer does not allow you to take a break to express milk whenever you need to;
- You are a nursing mother, and your employer does not provide you a private location, that is not a bathroom, to express milk whenever you need to;
- Your employer pays your overtime compensation from the commissions and/or bonuses you earn;
- You earn commissions but receive no additional amounts for overtime compensation;
- You earn performance or profit sharing bonuses, and you do not get paid additional amounts for overtime compensation;
- Your employer calls you a 1099 employee or independent contractor, but
- your employer controls many aspects of your work;
- Your employer calls you a 1099 employee or independent contractor, but you are not able to negotiate your pay;
- Your employer calls you a 1099 employee or independent contractor, but you are working for the company indefinitely, instead of on a per-job basis;
- Your employer calls you a 1099 employee or independent contractor, but you have no risk of serious loss if a project you are working on doesn’t get done right;
- You receive breaks of 20 minutes or less but don’t get paid for them;
- You receive breaks of 20 minutes or more, and don’t get paid for them, but you still perform work during the break;
- You have an unpaid lunch break, but you have to be at your job performing work during your break;
- Your employer takes lunch breaks out of your wages even though you rarely take a lunch
If you work in any of the following industries and/or professions, you have a high risk of not being paid correctly.
- Loan Officers, Processors, and Closers
- Factory Workers
- Independent Contractors
- Credit and Collection Officers
- Cable Installers
- Restaurant Managers, Servers, and Back of the House Employees
- Delivery Drivers
- Customer Service Representatives
- Call Center Employees
- Retail Workers
YOU ARE AT RISK OF HAVING YOUR WAGE VIOLATIONS
VIOLATED IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOU:
The Hodgson Law Firm, wants you to know your rights as an employee. We do not believe that individuals should have to pay expensive attorney's fees just to ask a few general questions, that is why we offer a FREE consultation.
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