Even though you attempt to keep a good relationship with your employer, things can turn sour without notice. And if this impacts when and how much compensation you receive, it’ll change your life in a variety of ways.
There are many ways your employer may violate your rights to receive your pay, including but not limited to:
- Neglecting to pay you on time: You have a payroll schedule and you rely on it to maintain financial stability. So, if your employer neglects to pay when promised, it can turn your life upside down.
- Neglecting to pay you if you leave your job: It doesn’t matter if you leave on your own or as a result of your termination, you have the legal right to receive the compensation that’s due to you.
- Your pay is docked because of performance: For example, if your employer didn’t like the way you handled a particular customer service issue, they don’t have the legal right to dock your pay.
- Withholding back pay: If your employer owes you back pay, you have the right to take action to receive it. They are not permitted by law to continue to withhold money that is due to you.
Just the same as everyone else, you work to earn money. Even if you enjoy your job, you still expect to be paid according to your employment agreement.
If your employer violates your rights to receive pay, take immediate action to better understand what’s happening. In the event that your company doesn’t cooperate, it may be time to take legal action.