It’d Be Such a Great Job—If Only They Remembered to Pay You What You’re Owed.

When you got this job, you couldn’t believe your luck. The hours were decent, there was opportunity for advancement, and your co-workers were (and are) great. But there’s a big problem that appears to be getting worse over time. It started when your boss started making some suspect requests. “We’d like you to go ahead

Do The Math: Even 8:30am-5:30pm M-F = Overtime

It may feel like a perfectly normal workday. You get in at 8:30, take a half hour for lunch, and clock out at 5:30 or 6:00. Could be worse, right? And if you’re a salaried employee, who’s counting how many hours you’re working anyway? The job’s got to get done, doesn’t it? Sure. But you

Major System Failure: IT Professionals and Wage Theft

IT professionals:  those magicians who can turn somebody’s idea into a software product or speaks in 1’s-and-0’s-ese enough to be able to fix computer problems that tech laypeople find any number of ways to mess up. Whether titled a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), programmer/ coder,  IT technician, help desk support, computer science major intern, or

Unprofessional Treatment in a Professional Environment

You work in a tall office building, with an elevator.  You wear nice clothes to work. You have business cards, and a formal title.  You work hard, and are good at what you do.  You work long hours, if anyone were keeping track.  But when it comes right down to it, you suspect you’re not

The Paycheck I.O.U.

What happens when the company you work for tells you that they are not going to pay you until the company gets paid? “We are so sorry but because the company has not gotten paid yet, we can’t pay you at this time.  As soon as we get paid on this contract, we will make

Top 7 Reasons to Take Action Against Illegal Wage Practices

Unscrupulous employers are constantly finding new ways to cheat employees like you out of the wages they are rightfully entitled to. Refusing to pay time-and-a-half for overtime, charging you for breaks you never took, failing to pay minimum wage, forcing you to work off the clock, threatening you with termination or potentially even calling immigration

Overtime Rules: What Your Employer Can and Cannot Do

The Bottom Line: Your employer must pay you for EVERY minute you work, and pay you TIME AND A HALF for every minute you work OVER 40 hours as long as you are a non-exempt employee. Period. An employer can: Require employees to work more than 40 hours. Rule that employees not work over 40

If You Have A Wage Claim, Why Not Go It On Your Own?

Imagine two different travel scenarios. In the first, you book some tickets to a completely unfamiliar locale for your vacation. You check out some guide books and do some research on the internet about your destination ahead of time, but other than that you decide to wing it. As it turns out, you end up

I Want to Take Action Against My Employer, But I Can’t Afford a Lawyer…Right?

Have you ever heard of a Catch-22? The term comes from a famous book, and has come to be mean “a paradoxical situation from which an individual cannot escape because of contradictory rules. An example would be: To apply for a job, you need to have a few years of experience. But in order to

Don’t Let These 7 Things Stop You From Obtaining Wage Justice

Below are seven obstacles that too often prevent workers from speaking up and taking action to protect their wage rights. All of these barriers to wage justice are unnecessary, and we’ll explain how we can help you overcome them. 1) Unfamiliarity with the system The lack of knowledge about the system and wage rights is