Top 5 Overtime and Wage Scams that Make Your Boss Rich
Top 5 Overtime and Wage ScamsIf you have experienced any of these, you may be eligible to recover money for double your unpaid overtime wages under the FLSA.
Scam 1. You are paid a "flat salary" no matter how many hours you work, but you are not involved in management, supervision or decision making for the business.
Scam 2. You get to work before your scheduled time and begin working (setting up, roll call, etc.), but don't clock in until your scheduled start time.
Scam 3. You are required to clock out at your exact finish time, but continue working "off the clock" to finish your work, clean equipment or do a few extra work-related tasks.
Scam 4. You take work home with you, but do not include the time spent working at home on your time record and your employer permits this.
Scam 5. You work through your lunch break or eat lunch at your desk but your lunch period is deducted on your time record.
Overtime and Wage Violations Nationwide - No Industry is ImmuneThe numbers speak loud and clear: employers are stealing millions of dollars in wages and other financial benefits from employees. This list highlights some of the industry violations, which include:
Home healthcare, childcare workers, maids, and housekeepers: 95%
Garment workers - 92%
Cashiers, Retail workers, Tellers, Clerks - 81%
Security guards, Janitors, Grounds maintenance workers - 80%
Cooks, Dishwashers, Food preparers - 64%
Production, Packaging, Warehouse workers - 37%.
Employees who have been robbed of their wages may feel afraid to speak up. They may not want to rock the boat for fear of losing their job. But employers face civil and criminal penalties if they take any retaliation against employees who exercise their FLSA rights.
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