Properly compensating employees for the work they do is an essential responsibility for any employer in the U.S. There are numerous laws in place that dictate how workers should be compensated and if an employer is in violation of these laws, it can face some serious penalties.
Employment disputes can get very ugly very quickly. In the more serious cases, there can be allegations of discrimination, harassment, wage discrepancies and other violations of state and federal employment laws. In these situations, it can be easy to assume that the matter will be resolved in a courtroom. Some people may expect this to be a sensational, highly-publicized event.