You try to be a good person and extend some patience to your employer when he or she is late on paychecks — or even gets something wrong in the payroll accounting. It is a fact of doing business in California that people make mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes are honest. Other times, that may not be the case.
When a pattern of suspicious overtime mistakes or underpayments starts to emerge, you may want to think about drawing the line, and soon. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we have seen many cases that involve violations that went on far longer than they needed to.
Sometimes, you might not even know that someone is violating your rights. However, if you talk to enough people who have the same job as you and you start to suspect some inequity, you could be right. We have seen many employers that skirt legality when it comes to exemptions in employment law, and yet others that misclassify freelancers.
If you have a bad feeling about the amount you are earning, investigation could show that there is some illegal behavior on the part of the person who is paying you. Employment law could entitle you to equal protection, insofar as it applies to your professional activities.
Although it might be tempting to go with the flow and avoid making trouble, this copacetic approach might end up hurting you in the long run — especially if your employer were to keep testing your boundaries, further infringing upon your rights. Please read more on our main site.