Are You Being Paid By the Day Instead of By the Hour?

It seems simple: people should be paid for the work they do. Unfortunately, however, many employers actually steal wages from their workers through unfair or illegal practices. Often, victims of wage theft don’t even realize their money is being stolen.

Paying employees “by the day” instead of by the hour can be a type of wage theft. You have the right to be paid for every moment your supervisor asks you to work. As an hourly employee, you deserve to be paid more for a nine-hour work day than for a seven-hour one. Unfortunately, some bosses do not respect their employees’ time and labor, resulting in wage theft.

Employers may try to sneak wage theft past an unsuspecting employee by labelling it daily pay instead of hourly pay. But if the number of hours worked from day to day is different, you may be cheated out of wages that you have fairly earned. In some cases, victims of by-the-day wage theft may not even receive minimum wage for the hours they actually worked. This is wrong.

An important note: If you are paid daily, but your payment reflects the individual hours you worked, you may not be a victim of wage theft. By-the-day wage theft occurs specifically when workers are paid at a set rate per day for a specific number of days, not when workers receive pay daily.

You should always be entitled to the products of your hard work. If your boss is failing to pay you for work you have been asked to do, you do not have to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney will listen to your story and may be able to help you recover the wages that were stolen from you, possibly including additional money for emotional damages suffered as a result of the theft.

Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of paying people fairly. Our experienced attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients. We will listen to your story and help you get the wages you earned. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation.

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss wage theft and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.

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