Even the Clearest Wage Abuses Can Be Difficult for Service Techs to Prove

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.
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Although some wage cases can be a simple matter of going through the right channels with a complaint, many cases end up being a little more complicated than the affected employee is truly ready for. These complications can crop up even in the most straightforward cases because:

  • Popular understanding of wage and hour laws isn’t always accurate. It’s easy to misunderstand the details of complicated state and federal laws. Even if a service technician thinks the law is very clear on an issue of wages or overtime, the legal reality of the issue in the context of the individual’s job duties may be vastly more complicated.
  • Management isn’t always aware that wage or overtime practices break the law. Service can’t always rely on the answers they get from supervisors, managers, and even the HR department. The truth is that many wage abuses happen because employers themselves are confused about how the law applies in specific circumstances.
  • Complaints of wage abuse can be met with harassment. After mentioning wage or hour issues, some employees are met with threats, pressure, and harassment from employers and coworkers alike, making it very difficult to move forward with a claim, no matter how clear-cut.

Are you having trouble getting clear answers about your wage and overtime concerns as a service technician? Request your FREE copy of our helpful and easy-to-understand book, 10 Biggest Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Wage & Hour Claim, or contact our team directly to start learning more about your rights today.

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