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What You Should Do If Your Employer Doesn’t Pay You

On Behalf of | Feb 27, 2023 | Employment Law, Wage And Hour |

It’s natural to think that having a job in Florida should automatically mean getting a paycheck. The fact is that this isn’t always true. Some employers unfairly neglect to pay their employees, which might make it necessary to take legal action.

Laws employers must follow

Employers need to follow certain state and federal laws. If there is an issue with not receiving adequate pay, the first step should be to discuss this matter with your employer. There may have been a genuine clerical error that Human Resources can correct for you to be appropriately compensated.

If this doesn’t fix the problem, you can take this to the next level by contacting your state’s department of labor or the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

How to improve your likelihood of fast assistance with your pay

Make sure that you’re keeping track of all of your earnings. Your problem should be resolved quickly if you have the necessary documentation. You’ll also need to report any issues immediately to the company if you don’t receive a paycheck or the amount is less than what you’ve earned. If this doesn’t work in your favor, filing a claim with the state or federal department of labor is a good idea.

Overtime pay

When you work above the full-time schedule of hours, you may be eligible to receive additional payments beyond your typical pay rate. In many instances, hourly employees will get time and a half payment if they work over 40 hours in a week.

It’s important to be vigilant when it comes to your paycheck. If you notice discrepancies, sit down to discuss with the individual in charge of payroll. No matter your employment situation, keep all documentation of what you’re supposed to earn and records of the hours you were on the clock at your job.