Minimum Wage Violations
Minimum wage laws were created as a safeguard to ensure that all workers receive some form of fair payment for their labor. If an employer pays their employees less than the minimum hourly wage for their services, they are in violation of the law and may be subject to fines and other penalties.
If you or someone you know has been paid less than the minimum wage by an employer, you deserve the compensation that is rightfully yours. Contact the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm at 512-330-0017 today to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional and learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and interests.
Because some forms of work are compensated differently, minimum wage violations are not always easy to recognize. Service work, for example, is often compensated at rates below the minimum wage, with tips expected to make up the difference. However, regardless of the circumstance, employers are obligated to ensure that their workers receive an hourly wage no lower than the legal minimum. The following activities may be considered minimum wage violations:
- Making an employee pay for company or business expenses if it pushes their income below the minimum wage
- Tip-sharing that results in an employee’s wage falling below minimum wage
- Refusing to pay any form of hourly wage to a tip or commission-based employee
All of these actions may result in a violation of minimum wage laws.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a minimum wage violation at work, contact the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at 512-330-0017.