“When you work hard to earn a living, you should receive the proper compensation, ..." said Jim Sokolove, Founder, Sokolove Law
Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) February 23, 2010
Sokolove Law LLC, the leader in reinventing how people obtain legal services, announced that its Wage and Hour social web community - YourWorkRights.com - has launched and is now providing a resource on workplace violations. Employees from all industries can now find user-friendly information, guidance and tips on potential violations and the steps needed to fight back.
In a down economy, many employers attempt to cut costs and therefore the rate of workplace violations is significant. According a to a recent wage and hour study of low-wage workers in America’s largest cities1, 26% of workers were paid less than the legally required minimum wage and of those who worked more than 40 hours during a given week, 76% were not paid the legally required overtime by their employers.
YourWorkRights.com offers the essential tools a worker needs to know to assess his or her individual or group situation. The site covers topics ranging from overtime violations, wage violations, unpaid time, misclassification of employees to state-by-state court case review and employee anecdotes of workplace violations. The workplace violations blog also offers in-depth views and stories of multiple workplace violations from well-known contributors.
“When you work hard to earn a living, you should receive the proper compensation. Unfortunately, it’s all too common that the laws designed to protect hard-working Americans are being violated by an increasing number of employers. We’re proud to offer a safe and informative resource for workers who feel they are being violated,” said Founder Jim Sokolove, Sokolove Law.
To learn more about specific workplace violations and how to take legal action for workplace violations, please visit YourWorkRights.com.
1. Annette Bernhardt, e. a. (2009). Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities.
*Source: Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers – Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities, published 2009
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