In a capitalistic society where companies hold an exceeding amount of power over not just their workers but the world in general, it is no wonder that those companies will try to push the limits of what they can get away with. Furthermore, they will try to wring every ounce of energy and work out of their employees. This can lead to some awful working conditions, as well as some downright illegal ones as well. If proven, the affected employees deserve compensation.
But that doesn’t come without a lot of work. Employees that are negatively affected by their employers due to no overtime pay, forced overtime, claims of no break time or disrupted meal breaks need to consider their legal options.
Winton & Strauss are experienced employment law attorneys working in the Bay Area, and they have come across myriad wage and hour cases that involve insufficient meal breaks, inaccurate or non-existent overtime pay and manipulated paychecks, to name a few. These are very serious claims, and the infractions that they purport can have a damaging impact on a person’s well-being — not just their bank account, but their feelings about their employer, their loyalty to the company and their desire to work hard.
If employees are being jilted by their employers, it will affect them mentally and emotionally. This should never be ignored or swept under the rug. If you have been neglected by your company under wage and hour laws, then you should consult with Winton & Strauss as soon as possible.