When you are not getting the right wage that you deserve as an employee, then it is time to fight back and claim what is yours. You are protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when it comes to how you will be paid. The website of Williams Kherkher reveals that your employer may be routinely denying you of the wages you are entitled to.
The process of filing a wage claim can be tedious but in the end you could be getting the right wage. The process starts with the filing of DLSE Form 1. This procedure initiates an investigation by the Labor Commissioner. Make sure that you provide as many information as you can on the form. You should also support your claim with other forms for your working hours, commissions, or vacation wages.
Next, the Labor Commissioner will invite you and your employer for a settlement conference. This is necessary in order to keep the claim from reaching the court. During the conference, it will be determined whether or not the claim can be resolved without going to a hearing. The plaintiff is not required to prove their case during the conference.
The last stage in the wage claim process is the hearing. Both parties will receive a Notice of Hearing indicating the date, time, and place of hearing. Here evidence will be presented to the court. Just like in a normal court proceeding, you will also need to gather witnesses who will be cross-examined by the defendant so make sure that they are well-versed about this so they can effectively study the case.
Most people rely on their wages to make both ends meet. If they will be denied of the money they worked hard for, the right thing to do is file a claim so you can get the wages that you lost and other payments.