Wage theft makes victims out of employees who are being exploited by their employers. You may be wondering if your boss is guilty. Please keep reading to learn more about whether you might have a case against your employer. We can guide you through it every step of the way if you do. Give us a call today to set up a consultation with our Rochester employment lawyer.
What is Wage Theft?
The following are examples of types of cases we have handled involving workers being exploited out of proper pay.
We have covered cases that involve employees being paid less than the minimum wage. Your employer should be well aware of what the minimum wage is. If you are not a tipped employee or contract employee, you should legally be getting paid above minimum wage.
If your boss expects you to get into work early to do tasks to open your store, for example, but does not want you to clock in until the time of your scheduled shift, that is theft of wages. You are doing labor for free.
If you notice that your check does not reflect overtime hours that you worked, this is also an example of improper pay which may mean you have a claim.
What Do I Do If I Think I’m Being Exploited?
If you believe that your employer is exploiting you, it is time to reach out to a lawyer to discuss filing your wage theft claim. There are measures in place to hold employers accountable for their wrongful payments of employees.
Call a lawyer right away to set up a consultation. You can tell your story to your lawyer to have them determine the next steps for you. If a claim needs to be filed, we will walk you through the process every step of the way.
If you get fired for whistleblowing on your company, that is also illegal. Your employer cannot fire you for filing a claim for wage theft. Get the help of a lawyer today.
Call Our Rochester Employment Lawyer
If you believe that you have a case for wage theft, we urge you to reach out to our office right away. Call our Rochester employment lawyer, Michelle Cimino, right away to get your first consultation set up as soon as possible. We can help you get justice.