Federal and State Wage Payment Laws impose obligations on employers concerning the minimum amount of wages that must be paid, when they must be paid, and the amount of overtime that must be paid to employees.
Wage payment laws mandate that employers compensate employees for each hour that they work, at the rate the employer and the employee have agreed upon. The failure to pay an employee the wages for time that the employee has worked is unlawful. This is true even if an employee is an undocumented worker.
Wage payment laws also have overtime provisions that require employers to pay to employees “time and a half” or 1.5 times the employee’s hourly wage, for each hour over 40 hours that employee works in a workweek. With some specific “exemptions”, most employees are entitled to receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. It is unlawful for an employer to fail to pay overtime, either accidentally or intentionally.
It is also unlawful for an employer to retaliate against an employee (i.e. fire the employee) for complaining about an employer’s failure to comply with wage payment laws.
Our firm has substantial experience representing individuals who are owed wages or overtime. If you feel that your employer has failed to compensate you with wages or overtime, contact our office for immediate attention at 1-888-GINARTE