When an employer fails to pay workers their full compensation, employees have the right to take legal action. With troubling financial times on the horizon, many employers have found ways to reduce costs, which may include reclassification of employees, reducing hours, or conducting layoffs. It is possible that in some of these cases, the employer has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
What is FLSA?
This act establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recording keeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Examples of Wage and Hour Disputes:
The South Carolina Payment of Wages Act allows a worker to recover up to three times any wages they were supposed to be paid but were not paid. The law requires a worker to initiate their claim within three years of missed pay and this can get tricky to calculate in certain situations. Workers who think their rights have been violated under the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act should act promptly to reach legal counsel.
How We Can Help
You deserve to be paid fairly. If you believe your employer has violated your right and/or FLSA, contact us so we can review your claim.