You work hard every day, and you expect to be paid fair wages for your work. If you’ve been working long enough, odds are you’ve had an issue with payroll at one point or another, but in many instances, a conversation with human resources or the finance department can correct the issue in a jiffy. But what if you believe you’ve been underpaid and the company or your boss isn’t being so cooperative in fixing the problem? If you believe that the company is intentionally underpaying or withholding your wages, consider talking to a wage theft lawyer about your options.
Types Of Wage Theft In Minnesota
When you hear the term “wage theft,” you probably think about receiving less on your paycheck than you actually should, but there are a number of different forms of wage theft. Common types of wage theft include:
- Unpaid hours
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid “off the clock” work
- Unfair wages
- Tip sharing and tip pooling violations
- Forced to work through paid breaks or meals
- Withheld compensation for unused paid time off
These are just a few examples, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a legal case if one of the above actions occurred at some point during your employment. As we mentioned above, it could just be an accidental oversight, or it may not be worth your time pursuing if it’s such a small amount. After all, a lawsuit could really change your relationship with your company, so don’t just jump into a lawsuit at the first sign that your wages are incorrect.
With that being said, if it turns out that you’ve been forced to work through paid breaks for 15 years, or your boss never follows through on his promise to pay you for jobs or overtime work that you’ve performed, it may be worth it to take your concerns to another level. If your employer won’t correct the clear and obvious issue, and you’ve given them multiple instances to do so, it may be time for legal action.
Contact A Wage Theft Lawyer
If you believe that you have been a victim of wage theft in Minnesota, and your efforts to have the problem corrected by your boss or your employer have been stonewalled, now is the time to reach out to a wage theft lawyer. We’ll listen to your side of the story, do some digging on our end and determine if your employer’s actions go beyond unfair and reach the threshold of illegal wage theft.
If this turns out to be the case, we’ll go to bat for you and ensure you get every penny you deserve. Don’t let your employer continue to take advantage of you, talk with a lawyer and get the pay you deserve. For more information, or to see if you have a case, reach out to Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm today.
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