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Workers deserve to be paid their due wages

People who work usually don't put in the hours because they are bored and want something to do. Instead, they want to support themselves and be able to pay their bills. Unfortunately, some individuals do what they are supposed to do at work and aren't paid their due wages when it is time to get paid.

Kentucky has some very pointed wage and hour laws that must be followed. One of these is that employees are a due at least minimum wage. Another is that overtime pay is required. In April, the Labor Cabinet recovered a total of $101,424.73 that was due to workers. These were for unpaid overtime, time clock shaving and mandatory tip pooling.

Workers who aren't receiving the wages they are due have the option of filing a complaint with the Labor Cabinet. This starts the process of trying to recover the money for the worker. It is often a long process to do this, but it can mean a lot to the workers who are missing out on money.

There are some workers who aren't paid their final wages who might want to take this action. It is imperative that any worker who quits or is terminated figures out when and how much that final check should be.

Not being paid the wages you are due simply pads the pockets of the company. Since you weren't working just to do that, you should make sure that you learn about the options you have if you aren't paid the money that you should have been for the time you did work.

Source: FindLaw, "Minimum Wage and Overtime Basics," accessed May 25, 2018

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