All types of employers use unlawful compensation methods that cheat employees out of their rightful wages. However, some occupations carry an extra level of risk when it comes to wage and hour theft; employers in the service industry, healthcare, and janitorial services, among others, are some of the most notorious perpetrators of wage theft when it comes to unpaid overtime, wage withholding, and unlawful miscalculation of hours and wages. If your employer has violated your employment contract by withholding wages, our Dayton frequent wage and hour issues attorneys can help you file a claim against your employer.
Workers in the healthcare industry, and nurses in particular, are subject to some of the most frequent and blatant wage & hour violations. Examples of when these violations often occur include:
Hotel and restaurant workers are frequently exploited by their employees in the following ways:
Janitors, housekeepers, and maids are often the victims of wage theft. Large businesses, such as the Cheesecake Factory, and corporations have had to cough up millions of dollars after losing class action lawsuits for wage theft, as reported by The New York Times. One common tactic businesses use is to misclassify janitors as independent contractors.
Delivery drivers are subject to unpaid overtime, misclassification as tipped workers, and minimum wage violations. Pizza and delivery drivers are often paid per route or for a specific number of deliveries, but when weather or traffic gets in the way, they end up making less, per hour, than what their employer is obligated to pay.
Wage violations often include:
If your employer has violated your employment contract by withholding wages in any way, the Dayton frequent wage and hour issues attorneys at the law office of Coffman Legal, LLC can help you file a claim against your employer. Call 614-949-1181 today to schedule a free consultation.