You can be sued by your employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Labor Code, or a federal labor law.
This article outlines how you can go to court and fight against your employer for the rights of a worker in the labor sector.
1 of 8 Expand Expand What you need to know about the Fair Wage Act: How does it work?
The Fair Wage and Hour Act, also known as the Fair Pay Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump in January 2021.
It requires that employers provide workers a minimum wage, overtime pay, and benefits and that employers pay at least the federal minimum wage.
Workers are entitled to overtime pay if their work hours exceed 40 per week.
The law requires that workers receive up to $15 an hour.
The Fair Labor Code states that an employer must pay workers a living wage of $15.00 per hour and an annual leave of at least 12 weeks.
The federal minimum hourly wage is $7.25.
How can I file a lawsuit under the federal Fair Labor and Standards Act?
To file a federal case, you must have a legal claim that is under investigation or is likely to be investigated under the law.
If you believe that your employer is violating federal law, you can file a complaint with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Fair Labor Division.
You can file the complaint online at www.dol.gov/dol/compliance.
The complaint must be filed in writing and contain the following information: The name of the employer;