Whether you’re working in your dream job or a role that pays the bills, receiving the proper wages for the hours of work you do is essential. Unfortunately, a common problem in the workplace is that employees are being overworked and underpaid for their efforts. If you are struggling with a never-ending amount of work to complete, not having enough hours in a workday to finish your tasks, an increasing number of new responsibilities without a salary increase, or receiving a salary lower than your current skill level and job position, you may want to consider taking direct action.
Every employee is covered by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This law ensures that workers are paid proper wages and overtime pay and allows them to file a complaint with the Department of Labor or pursue legal action to recover lost wages. With that in mind, you can be more active in demanding fair wages by speaking to your manager, presenting your contributions to the company, and asking for a raise to match your overall output and skillset. If you’re still not compensated fairly, you can decide to consult with a labor lawyer for legal advice.
Learn more about what it means to be overworked and underpaid and what you can do about it from the infographic below.
Infographic Source: https://www.shegerianlaw.com/underpaid-overworked-what-you-should-do/