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How to properly make a wage claim

Employees deserve to be paid the wages agreed upon in an employment contract. When an employee is not paid the agreed-upon wages, he or she is well within their rights to file a wage claim with the United States Department of Labor. Today, we will explore the process for making a wage claim so you can do so accordingly if the need ever arises.

How you can prove employer retaliation

Facing retaliation by your employer is not easy. This can make it very difficult for you to get up and go to work each day. You likely don't want to face your supervisor and might start burning through your sick and personal days, putting you behind on your work. Let's explore how you can prove employer retaliation.

Job termination and your final paycheck: Things to know

When it comes to your professional life, there's nothing worse than learning that your employment is being terminated. As frustrating and disappointing as it may be, you should immediately turn your attention to protecting your legal rights.

Why do company owners, supervisors retaliate?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace. There are times when this is purposeful and times when it's not, but either way, it can have a negative impact on the victim.

Reporting a wage and hour violation: Know your rights

As an employee, there are both federal and state laws in place to protect your legal rights. For example, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in place to ensure that all employers pay the federal minimum wage, along with overtime when required.

Yes, hourly workers should receive overtime pay for extra hours

Many people who work in manufacturing, customer service and other fields are hourly workers. As an hourly worker, you have certain rights under both state and federal law. Unfortunately, many employers will not respect those rights unless you actively stand up for them. One of those rights is the right to overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in any given pay period.

What's the primary right of workers?

As an employee, you have a right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) covers most employers and employees in the private sector and provides regulations and oversight to keep workplaces safe. If there has ever been an injury in your workplace, OSHA likely responded and assessed if the employer should receive a violation or fines.

Fighting for your job: 3 things to consider

Employees know that the workplace can be a difficult place to be. While employers are supposed to provide a healthy environment for people to work in, that's not always the case. Sometimes, people face harassment or discrimination, which makes it hard to focus on their jobs.

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