Helping Employees in St. Louis and Throughout Missouri and Illinois Obtain the Full Wages They Deserve
Many employees take it for granted that their employers will comply with all wage laws and pay them the proper amount they earned in a timely manner. However, you may suddenly find yourself in a position of being owed wages by your employer. Wage violations can happen for many reasons, such as a simple mistake by your employer or a wage theft scheme. Whether proper wages are not paid unintentionally or intentionally, you still deserve to be paid for all of the time that you worked.
The highly skilled lost wages lawyers at the office of Kilo Flynn know how to prove the wages you deserved and help you obtain back pay through the legal system. Please call today if you believe your employer has violated your rights under the law.
Wage Laws in Missouri and Illinois
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the nationwide minimum wage, the requirements for overtime eligibility, requirements for paid and unpaid breaks and time off, among other employment issues. In addition, both Missouri and Illinois have set statewide minimum wage rates that are higher than the federal rate, so the state rate applies in both cases.
There are many different ways that your employer may deny you the full amount of wages you deserve. Some common wage claims involve the following issues:
- Failing to pay the minimum wage in your state
- For tipped employees, not ensuring that tips add up to the minimum wage
- Not paying time-and- a-half for all hours worked over 40 if you are eligible for overtime pay
- Inaccurately classifying employees as exempt from overtime
- Inaccurately classifying employees as independent contractors to avoid compliance with wage laws
- Not paying you for all time worked, including prep time and clean up
- Not providing the required paid rest breaks
- Not paying you for vacation or sick time in line with company policies
- Delaying a paycheck beyond the allowed period of time
- Not providing you with a final paycheck
- Taking illegal deduction from your paycheck
In addition, your employer is not allowed to take any adverse action against you if you complain of a possible wage violation, as this constitutes unlawful retaliation under the law. An attorney can review your situation and determine whether you have a possible wage claim against your employer.
Seek Help from an Experienced Lost Wages Lawyer Today
An experienced last wages lawyer will know how to review your pay records and timesheets and recognize if your rights have been violated in any way. At the law firm of Kilo Flynn, our legal team has helped many employees obtain the wages they deserve but were denied for a variety of reasons.
We represent clients in the St. Louis metropolitan area, as well as throughout the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin and Crawford, and the Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe. If you would like to discuss your rights, please call us today at 314-647- 8910.