Employers may face a number of different challenges with regard to staff members, from workers quitting unexpectedly to disgruntled employees that create challenges in the workplace. Sometimes, these difficulties can carry over into the courtroom, which can be especially concerning from a number of angles. Not only can a business’ reputation be shattered by a case, but the ordeal can be very stressful and may also result in steep penalties. Companies deal with complaints and may even be taken to court for a plethora of reasons, but in this post, we will focus on denied overtime.
There are various issues to consider when it comes to denied overtime. Sometimes, a group of employees (including former staff members) may decide to come forward and file suit, while other instances may only involve a single worker filing a complaint that can be resolved outside of court. Sometimes, an employer finds themselves in this position over a simple misunderstanding over an incident that occurred on one occasion, while other cases may involve long-term denial of overtime pay. Moreover, some employers may be falsely accused of denying overtime, whether a worker does not understand what they are entitled to or they intentionally accuse their employer of wrongdoing even though they know the allegations are baseless.
If you are dealing with a denied overtime claim or legal action stemming from any type of wage and hour violation, it is critical to be prepared for the case and have a solid understanding of your rights as an employer and the details of what may have happened. Employers who are not prepared may face steep consequences.