When people go to the movies, they typically take for granted all the hard work being done behind the scenes by the janitors to keep the theaters clean. It appears that, in some cases, the cleaning companies and the theater owners also take the hard work for granted. A group of janitors who worked for a company that cleans for the Texas-based movie giant Cinemark allege that they are the victims of several wage and hour violations, resulting in them going forward with a lawsuit.
Being a model may seem like a glamorous job, but, behind the scenes, it seems to be a different story. Many models in Texas and across the country may be dealing with the same issues as Nekesha McCary. She claims she is owed back wages because she was inappropriately classified as an independent contractor instead of as an employee.
Many Texas residents love to go to magic shows as a form of relaxation and entertainment. Unfortunately, those who work behind the scenes do not always find the experience to be quite as magical. A group of workers who were employed by the magician David Copperfield are accusing the performer of a failure to pay overtime.
Most employees are required to punch a clock before they begin working and when leaving after their shifts. Once they are no longer on the clock, they should not be working. If a Texas employer forces its workers to perform their duties while they are not being paid, the employees could be missing out on a considerable amount of wages and/or overtime.
Many workers closely budget family expenses with regard to the hours that they work. When the opportunity for overtime arises, many Texas employees jump at the chance to make the extra money. If they receive their checks and the overtime money is not there, financial problems may follow. If still do not receive the funds despite requesting the missing wages, the company may be accused of a failure to pay overtime.
Most larger companies do their best to be compliant with state and federal wage-and-hour laws. When individuals, especially those in power or those who are famous, hire employees, they may not believe that they are held to the same laws and may, as a result, fail to pay their workers appropriately. Such actions could lead to Texas workers accusing them of violating of wage-and-hour laws, as well as accusing them of a failure to pay overtime.
To provide for their families, many employees work in restaurants as servers. These workers acknowledge that they will be paid a lower wage per hour, but they will also receive money in tips. If Texas workers are performing duties that do not allow them to earn tips, but they are still paid the same low server wage, the company may be in violation of wage and hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In most companies, there will be times when the business becomes exceedingly busy. Workers may be expected to work above and beyond their standard hours. One of the benefits to the employees is that they should at least be compensated for their hard work. When this doesn't happen, the Texas company may have some very upset workers if there is a failure to pay overtime as required.
Although celebrities may be among the rich and famous, they are not above abiding by the law. Workers who serve the stars in Texas and across the country are entitled to be paid according to federal and state laws, just as any other employees. Unfortunately, many famous people violate wage and hour laws, possibly believing that they can get away with it, and the disgruntled employees may choose to turn to the courts to pursue claims for lost wages.
Failure to pay overtime in Texas can have negative financial consequences for workers and may force them to begin questioning their rights as employees. A man who formerly worked in the oil fields as a full-time contractor recently filed a lawsuit against his previous employer for failure to pay overtime. The man claims that the company had intentionally misclassified employees in an attempt to avoid providing benefits and rightful pay.