Employers must timely pay bank employees wages for all hours they work per week. However, banks often fail to legally pay all wages due. Employees must routinely sue banks for non-payment of wages. These lawsuits seek to recover unpaid overtime and minimum wages for off the clock work both before and after the employees’ shifts, and misclassification of employees as salaried, exempt employees when the banks should legally pay them overtime.
Banks should have everything set up for timely payment of wages including automatic direct deposit because banks are in the business of moving money. Banks though, like other employers, can pay employees late without a legally valid excuse. These late payments violate the law and impact employees’ lives.
Not Being Paid as a Bank Employee? Follow these Steps
Every employee is entitled to timely wages for every hour worked. Banks who withhold money by not timely paying all wages due violate federal and state law. You and likely other employees need to take action. Employers including banks illegally withhold money all the time to save costs and increase profits.
Find Out Why
The first step is generally to contact the bank employer to find out why the bank failed to timely pay all wages due. Perhaps, the bank made an oversight, a mistake, or had a technical problem. You should also find out if you are the only one the bank failed to timely pay or if the bank also failed to pay other employees.
You can talk to your immediate supervisor, the branch manager, payroll, human resources, or senior management in an attempt to get an answer. Often, the bank will not provide you and the other employees with a satisfactory answer which makes sense. You will then need to take additional action to recover the wages due.
Take Action to Get the Money That is Owed
You need to take additional steps to recover your unpaid wages from a bank if the bank fails to provide you will a legally valid reason for not paying you all wages due. An additional step you can take to is to file a complaint with the federal or state labor agency responsible for investigating unpaid wages claims. .
These federal and state agencies are often difficult to contact. The agencies also do not take many cases and often investigate the cases for a long time if the agencies do take the cases. You will likely receive more unpaid wages more quickly if you hire an employment attorney to bring an unpaid wages claim.
Contact an Employment Lawyer
You can contact an employment attorney without filing a complaint with the labor board. An employment lawyer will know what to do, what your rights are, and the best way to proceed.
An employment lawyer can often recover more compensation than the labor board. You may be entitled to unpaid wages including overtime and minimum wages, and other damages including interest, liquidated damages, statutory damages, and legal fees.
Not Being Paid as a Bank Employee
It is a smart move to contact an employment attorney regardless of what other steps you take to recover your unpaid wages from banks. Your employment lawyer is there to protect your rights and find any violations that your bank may have committed.
Contact us if your bank employer is not paying you or other employees all wages or overtime you are owed. Here at Rowdy Meeks Legal Group LLC, we can help you get the wages for which you have worked hard. We have sued many banks for unpaid wages including some of the largest banks in the United States. We will help you get the pay you deserve, and we are in the business of winning.