As an employer, you may run into all sorts of workplace-related challenges. For example, you might have to figure out how to handle allegations of sexual harassment or discrimination, as we have discussed on this blog. In some cases, these allegations may not even be true or certain details may have been greatly exaggerated. However, the consequences can be damaging nonetheless. Moreover, there are other employment-related violations that may wreak havoc on your company, such as allegations of wage violations. It is essential to understand the different types of wage violations that occur, take steps to prevent such incidents in the workplace, and address accusations properly in the event they arise.
From denied overtime to paying a worker less than minimum wage, there are many wage violations that employees accuse their employers of. The consequences of these allegations can be highly damaging for a business on a number of levels. Not only can they shatter worker confidence in a company, but they can generate bad press and sour key partnerships. Moreover, the financial consequences can be damaging as well. Unfortunately, some employees falsely accuse an employer of wage violations, in which case it is essential for the employer to carefully go over the entire situation and do everything they can to prove their innocence.
Our law office understands the many responsibilities that employers have, but it is important to be extra cautious with respect to wage violations. Head to our page on employment law to go over more on wage violations.