Did you recently receive a paycheck and feel that the amount did not accurately reflect the number of hours you worked? Did your employer explicitly deny you overtime pay? Maybe you learned of a law and realized your employer has been committing wage and hour violations for a while — all of these situations are extremely frustrating, confusing, and can leave workers questioning about how to proceed.
The Department of Labor, through the Wage and Hour Division, accepts complaints from employees who believe they have been unfairly treated in the realms of overtime, minimum wage, off-the-clock hours, independent contractor misclassification, and other matters concerning payment. An employee who feels that they have not been properly compensated for their work has a right to file a report on the violation. Family members, coworkers, and other third parties can also file wage and hour complaints on the behalf of someone they know who was mistreated. Complaint filings are completely confidential.
Department of Labor offices are located throughout the country. Wage and hour violation reports can be filed in-person at one of their office locations, as well as via mail or online. A report must include general information about the worker and offending employer, such as each person’s name, phone number, home address, place of business, company address, and role of the employee. The complaint must also provide complete details on the wage and hour violations that occurred, with accounts of the violations that include a timeline, and information on the employee’s rightful payment amount and schedule.
At Donati Law, PLLC, our experienced employment law attorneys can guide you through the complex process of navigating a wage and hour violation. We are prepared to represent you and your rights in the midst of these situations, and help you recover the justice you deserve.Fill out our contact form or call (901) 209-5500 to reach our team of attorneys and schedule a free case evaluation.