Friendswood, TX – One of the best ways for workers in Texas and other states to avoid wage theft is to check each of their pay statements for accuracy. Any discrepancies should be brought to the employer’s attention as soon as possible so they can be resolved. In many cases, employers will be cooperative and ensure that the worker is paid properly. However, additional actions may be necessary against certain workplaces that engage in improper pay practices.
Attorneys near me can provide additional advice about improper pay, wage theft, unpaid overtime, and related matters.
The relevant time period
The pay statement should give the range of dates that reflects the hours and pay for the current pay period. This can vary slightly depending on whether the employer pays weekly, biweekly, or some other duration of time. However, employers are not allowed to have significant delays of months or longer between when work is done and the pay is issued.
Total hours worked
The specific number of hours that each employee logged needs to be included on the statement. This is important as the person should make sure that there are no hours missing, and hours beyond forty within a seven day consecutive period need to be paid at an overtime rate for hourly employees.
Workers should always be careful to look for any kinds of additional deductions that can appear on the statement. It is possible that some employers may deduct tips, work supplies, and other expenses illegally. The only deductions should be for things like taxes, social security, and a few other items that are permitted by law. Employers do not have discretion to add additional kinds of deductions. When this kind of illegal activity is found, the employee needs to be paid the full outstanding amount, including overtime, and the employer can potentially face lawsuits or investigations if they are uncooperative.
Gross pay and net pay
The pay statement should list the total amount of the person’s pay rate multiplied by the number of hours they worked. The net pay is the amount that the worker will actually receive in their paycheck after taxes and other deductions are taken away. While these calculations are normally made automatically by payroll software, the worker should also be careful to make sure the numbers are accurate and any calculations are made without errors.
Employment attorneys in Texas
Moore and Associates is a labor law practice that works with people in the area of Friendswood and other parts of Texas. Their attorneys are available to meet during an initial consultation and provide advice about the process to bring a civil case for compensation.
Firm contact info:
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 675, Houston, TX 77002