Wage theft, including overtime violations, is a widespread problem among many industries. If you’ve been a victim of wage theft, you might not think there’s anything you can do about it. This is not the case. Wage theft is illegal, and you can sue to recover lost wages as well as other damages.
The experienced consumer law attorneys at Markoff Leinberger have handled many wage theft cases, and know how to help you fight for justice and compensation.
Recognizing Wage Theft and Overtime Violations
Wage theft can happen to anyone, but there are certain industries that it is most prevalent in. These include:
- Poultry processing
- Restaurant work
- Long term and home healthcare
- Janitorial and cleaning work
You can’t fight wage theft if you don’t know what to be on the lookout for. Some common examples of wage theft include:
- Employers not paying you for your total hours worked or your overtime
- Failing to pay at least minimum wage
- Withholding or delaying paychecks
- Avoiding overtime pay by having employees work at different locations
- Paying less than what was agreed upon at the time of hire
If you or anyone you know has been affected by wage theft, don’t let your employer take advantage of you. What they are doing is against the law, and you have legal recourse to fight for your hard-earned compensation.
If you are worried about losing your job if you bring a suit against your employer, we understand your trepidation. The job market can be tough, and many people are hesitant to compromise their position, even if they are being treated unfairly. However, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, you are protected against retaliation from an employer, and we will do everything in our power to help you out if you are unfairly retaliated against.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation
If you have been the victim of wage theft, call Markoff Leinberger today at 888-517-9115 for your free case evaluation. We are located in Chicago but serve clients across the United States.