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Missing overtime pay? That could be an employment law violation

You work hard, and you deserve to be fairly compensated for your time and effort. Unfortunately, many Georgia employers are eager to cut corners wherever possible, and this includes in your paycheck. If you suspect that your boss violated employment law by unfairly shorting you on wages, you need help.

One of the most common ways in which employers withhold wages is through unpaid overtime. If you qualify for overtime pay and work more than 40 hours in a single week, then your employer is legally required to compensate those additional hours. Although you might think this is straightforward, simply misclassifying your employment status as that of an exempt worker or independent contractor can easily get around this problem.

Missing money from your paycheck is usually fairly obvious, but there may be other ways in which your employer may be violating your rights. Were you recently asked to work through rest or meal breaks without any additional compensation? Did your boss refuse to cover necessary travel expenses. Even routinely requesting that you work a few minutes extra off-the-clock can add up to significant amounts of missed compensation that you deserve.

Going up against an employer is not an easy task, especially if you are worried about the potential repercussions of asserting your rights. This is why many people in Georgia proceed with wage and employment law violation claims alongside an experienced counsel. Working with someone who can assert and uphold your rights can be essential for achieving the legal recourse that you need.

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