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Handling false allegations of wage and hour violations

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2020 | Business Law |

Running a company is tough for many reasons and this is especially true for those who have difficult staff members. For example, some people wrongly claim that their rights were violated and even decide to take their case to court. Although this often occurs as a result of sexual harassment allegations or alleged discrimination, in this blog post we will take a look at false wage and hour violations.

Denied overtime and other claims

Many wage and hour cases revolve around overtime pay. For example, workers sometimes claim that they did not receive payment for overtime hours, even if these accusations are false. Other wage and hour violations include claims that payments were never received or that they did not match the number of hours worked. Sometimes, people claim that they were paid less than minimum wage. Unfortunately, all of these accusations create major headaches for business owners, even if they are not true.

Why do workers file false claims?

There are various reasons why some people file these claims even though they are not valid. For example, some people want to get revenge or bring down a company’s reputation because they are unhappy that they were fired or for some other reason. On the other hand, some people believe that their rights were violated even though they were not. In some instances, talking to a worker about their concerns helps address these disputes outside of court. However, this is not a good idea in many instances.

Our law firm realizes the amount of pressure that business owners are under. However, it is critical to protect your company and we cover other topics related to wage and hour claims on our site.