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Is your employer cheating you out of a fair wage?

On Behalf of | Nov 22, 2022 | Employment Law |

Feeling like your paycheck does not fairly mirror the hard work you put in can interfere with your productivity. As an employee, you have rights that your employer should honor and respect.

If you suspect deception on the part of your employer in terms of your pay, bring your concerns to their attention. Ongoing problems may require an investigation into your allegations. Knowing what to look for to identify wage fraud can help you protect yourself and your livelihood.

After-hours tasks

Under the guise of asking you to complete a quick task outside of work hours, your employer could gradually increase your load of after-hours tasks. Before long, you might have an additional hour of work once you return home. If you agree to take home extra work, you should receive compensation for the time spent completing it.

Volunteer demands

Your employer may collaborate with local charities or non-profit organizations. If they encourage you to participate and you sign up to volunteer, you choose to enjoy the experience of your own accord. However, if your employer forces you to volunteer or requires that everyone participate, they should compensate you for the time you spend volunteering.


Employee classification helps your employer identify a fair compensation strategy for your job. According to, misclassification can jeopardize your benefits, create tax discrepancies and keep you from making a fair wage.

These are only some of the deceptive practices your employer could use to save money and reduce your wages. You can report your concerns to the human resources department. If they fail to communicate with you or take any action, you have the right to request an investigation.