How many illegal things is my boss doing? What could her penalties be?
2 attorney answers
What you are describing sounds very unlawful. You are likely owed all of underpayment, plus liquidated damages equal to the amount of the underpayment, plus statutory fines amounting to between $5,000 and $10,000, and possibly more. You should contact an experienced employment/labor attorney ASAP.
Paying under the table is illegal, as is paying under minimum wage and not paying time and a half for OT. There are some exceptions, but very few. Call a lawyer asap and get representation.