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Pay Your Employees Correctly

You've heard it employee is working 50 - 80 hours a week and only getting paid for 40 hours. We all know this isn't right ( notice I didn't say "business owner", who is the last to get paid and it doesn't matter how many hours he/she puts in).

Not only is it wrong ethically, it is wrong as determined by the law. More and more cases are showing up in court where employees have been suffering with unscrupulous employers who are taking advantage of them. Working longs hours with no breaks, no lunch, and only paying for 40 hours ( usually at minimum wage) but demanding the employee work extra hours to keep their job.

The law is simple, pay for the hours your employees work. It's not like it used to be. Now, if someone works more than 8 hours in a day... its overtime. If someone works more than 40 hours a week... it's overtime. Not either or, but both apply. There is also time and a half and double time you need to review as well. If you don't pay for the time worked, as an employer, you will be held responsible for doing so.

A Long Island Restaurant owner and manager were just held responsible for over $82K of unpaid wages to their employees including harassing the employees who complained. Also, other charges were applied...."The indictment charges both defendants and the firm that owns the diner, RJT Food & Restaurant, LLC, with grand and petty larceny, scheme to defraud and failure to pay wages from Aug. 15, 2016, to Dec. 31 2016, Schneiderman said.The owner and his business also were charged with failure to secure workers’ compensation coverage, failure to keep labor records, and willful failure to pay a contribution to the unemployment fund, he said."

See the full article here: Long Island Diner

Again, if your employees work the hours, pay them accurately and timely. You should not encounter any issues in doing so.

If you have questions or concerns about what is expected and demanded by law concerning wages for employees, just give us a call. We will help! 909-481-7222 or email to:

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