Holding Employers Accountable For Wage And Hour Violations
There are state and federal wage and hour laws that govern the hours employees work and the amount that employees are paid for their work. These laws were established to protect employees by requiring employers to compensate them fairly for their work. But unfortunately, some employers fail to comply with these wage and hour laws.
If your rights under the wage and hour laws are violated, it’s important to take legal action to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact the wage and hour lawyers at Beeman Heifner Benge now to learn more about your legal options.
Understanding Your Rights As An Employee
There are a number of wage and hour labor laws in Indiana that employers must comply with. The first is the minimum wage law, which requires employers to pay most employees at least $7.25 per hour. This law may differ for certain employees, including those under the age of 20 and tipped workers.
Employers must also comply with Indiana’s overtime pay laws. Under this law, employers are required to pay employees a rate of one and a half the employee’s regular rate for every hour worked over the 40 hours in a single workweek. Employers are only required to pay overtime to employees who are classified as “nonexempt.”
Can You Sue Your Employer For Not Paying You Correctly?
There are two ways for you to take legal action if your employer has violated a wage and hour law. The first option is filing a complaint with the Indiana Department of Labor (DOL). If the DOL accepts your complaint, it will contact your employer and attempt to resolve the issue on your behalf. However, the DOL is not able to resolve every wage and hour complaint.
Filing a complaint with the DOL is not your only option. You can also choose to go directly to an attorney to file a lawsuit against your employer. Since the DOL cannot resolve every claim, hiring an attorney is often the quickest and most effective way to reach a resolution. If your employer has failed to pay you what you are owed, turn to the trusted attorneys at Beeman Heifner Benge. Let us go head-to-head with your employer to ensure you are fully compensated.
Schedule A Consultation With Our Wage And Hour Violation Attorneys
No one should be denied the compensation they have earned through hard work. Let our aggressive attorneys work tirelessly to ensure you are fully compensated by your employer. To schedule a free consultation, call 765-234-1783 or submit your information using the form on this website.