What exactly are wage and hour violations?
Before we consider how an attorney can assist you with wages and hour violations, let’s examine what exactly wage and hour violations are. According to Federal Law, there is a minimum wage that must be paid to most employees on an hourly basis. This amount may vary from one state to another, however, federal law requires that the state pay at least the federal minimum wage. Currently, the Federal Minimum wage for employees is $7. 25 per hour.
Most businesses must pay their employees at least this amount per hour, but there are many exceptions. If your employer is not paying you at least this amount, then you may have a case that will require an attorney’s help to ensure that you receive your proper compensation for your work.
According to Federal Law, however, if your employer knows that you’re receiving tips, they may pay you a lower amount and count your tips as part of your wage. But there are rules about how an employer can handle your tips of which you should be aware. An attorney can help you understand your rights here and elsewhere.