All employees deserve to be properly compensated for their time worked. To ensure such compensation occurs, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets out federal requirements regarding wages, hours, overtime, and more. In addition, Nevada has its own set of labor regulations. All employers in and around Las Vegas are expected to comply with both federal and state labor laws. Unfortunately, violations happen all too often and cause serious harm to employees.
At the law office of HKM Employment Attorneys, we stand up for the rights of employees who have suffered losses due to wage and hour violations. The following are only some examples of the wage claims we can handle:
Minimum wage – If your employer fails to pay you the minimum hourly wage for all hours worked, you deserve to receive the balance of what you are owed. These claims are especially common among tipped employees or other employees who may have untraditional payment arrangements.
Overtime – If you are eligible for overtime pay under the law, you deserve to be paid time-and-a-half for all hours you work over 40 per week. There are many ways that employers try to get around paying overtime rates, including misclassifying employees as exempt or miscalculating hours.
Hours worked discrepancies – The hours you work can be miscalculated in different ways. For example, an employer may fail to count time you spend setting up or cleaning up as time worked. This can reduce the hours for which you get paid and can cause your pay to fall below minimum wage.
Illegal payroll deductions – There are only certain things for which an employer can make automatic deductions from your paycheck, especially since deductions may cause your pay to fall below minimum wage. Examples of wrongful deductions can include the cost of uniforms, the costs of tools or materials, reimbursement for unpaid customer checks or damaged property, among others.
Failure to issue paychecks – In some cases, an employer that is experiencing financial difficulty may fail to pay employees on time or a company that has closed may fail to issue final paychecks. Employees have the right to seek the pay they are owed within the appropriate timeframe.
Misclassification as an independent contractor – Some employers may attempt to skirt wage and hour requirements completely by classifying workers as independent contractors. If you should actually be classified as an employee, you can seek back pay to cover the wages you deserved under the law.
Contact an Experienced Nevada Wage and Employment Lawyer Today
No wage or hour violation is acceptable, as everyone deserves to be paid the full amount to which they are entitled under the law. If you think your employer has violated any labor laws, you should not wait to contact the Las Vegas office of HKM Employment Attorneys. Our team of lawyers works to protect the rights of employees regarding every aspect of employment – including wages and hour violations. We understand all relevant laws and know how to best apply them to your case. Call us today for more information at 702-625-3893 or contact us online.