The Problem

Perhaps no issue causes more fights than money and this is certainly true in the employer-employee relationship.

The harm to the employee from underpayment is not just economic. It is also a matter of dignity and respect.

Payment issues can arise in a wide variety of contexts. Women are often paid less than men for equivalent jobs, employers often push their employees to work overtime or off the clock hours without full payment, and some employers fail to pay their employees a state-mandated hourly minimum wage. Check out our specific sections on Equal Pay and Overtime/Minimum Wage for more information on such potential claims.