There is nothing more fundamental than receiving an honest wage for an honest day’s work. The Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-and-hour laws see to this. But not all employers follow these laws, and that’s when you may require help.

Some of the ways that employers can take advantage of their employees include:

  • Failure to pay overtime—employers might deny employees overtime pay or miscalculate employees’ time and a half.
  • Being forced to work through breaks—employers might make their workers continue working during their breaks.
  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors—employers might misclassify employees as independent contractors since independent contractors are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime rules.
  • Working off the clock—employers sometimes fail to pay employees for the time that employees spend on the job site preparing to do their work. This can include preshift meetings, gathering tools, or changing into work clothes.

From restaurant workers to computer call center operators to police officers, anyone can find themselves at the mercy of an unscrupulous employer. At Karon LLC, we offer experienced and skilled representation that can help wage-theft victims, and we can help you assert your rights and pursue compensation for your unpaid wages. To schedule a free initial consultation, please call 216.622.1851 or email us at [email protected].