Over the past few decades there have been many efforts to help ensure fair pay between men and women in the workplace. However, a wage and hour dispute isn’t usually about any type of pay disparity based on gender; on the contrary, a wage and hour dispute is about getting the right pay that you are entitled to based on your agreed-to wage from your employer and your employment status.
Many wage and hour disputes arise when employers fail to recognize that a certain employee is entitled to overtime pay. Others are based on a failure to pay an employee the correct minimum wage under the law. There even disputes that arise based on conflicts about whether or not an employee should be paid wages while on a break from work.
Wage and hour disputes between employees and employers can vary widely. However, what our readers in California need to remember is that there are many state and federal laws in place that protect their rights when it comes to these types of disputes. If you think that your employer may be making a mistake when it comes to your wages, you may have a valid legal claim.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to attempt to help them understand their rights and, then, to give them the right information about their options under the applicable employment laws. No two situations are the same, so the solution to each issue may be different. To find out more about how our law firm might be able to help with your wage and hour dispute with your employer, please visit our website for more information.