Unpaid Wages and Unlawful Deductions
Madia Law Represents Employees in Unpaid Wages and Unlawful Deductions Cases
1) pay their employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked;
2) pay their employees time and a half for overtime worked; and
3) allow their employees reasonable breaks for meals and use of the restroom.
Madia Law represented “Laura” – a physician’s assistant who was hired by a medical clinic that found Laura through a recruiting agency. After hiring Laura, the clinic began making deductions from her checks to cover the “recruitment fee” that it paid the agency to find Laura. In total, the clinic deducted close to $30,000 from Laura’s wages to recover its recruitment costs.
The Minnesota Payment of Wages Act absolutely prohibits deductions by employers from the wages of employees without prior written authorization from the employees. Additionally, the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act prohibits wage deductions by employers if such deductions would drop an employee below minimum wage.
To its credit, Laura’s clinic did the right thing and quickly settled the case.
Please note that every case is different, with its own unique facts. Just because Laura obtained a settlement in her case doesn’t mean that you will obtain the same result in your case. Please contact Madia Law to discuss your wage deduction case in detail and get an accurate assessment of is value.
You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages and Liquidated Damages
If your employer has failed to pay you for your work or made unlawful deductions from your paycheck, you may be entitled to not just your back pay and actual damages, but also liquidated damages in an amount equal to your actual damages. Additionally, you may be entitled to your attorney fees and costs.
Contact Our Minnesota and Wisconsin Unpaid Wages and Unlawful Deductions Employment Lawyer Today
You must act quickly when it comes to filing a claim for unpaid wages or unlawful deductions. If you wait, there may be strict statutes of limitation that may bar you from filing a claim against your employer. Call Madia Law today to discuss your case. All consultations are free.