Coronavirus (COVID-19) Wage Theft Claims–Before You Lay Off or Furlough your Employees, Remember to Pay Them for the Time They’ve Worked

March 20, 2020 by Stillman Legal P.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the midst of making the emotionally wrecking decision to institute a furlough or layoff, many business owners forget or neglect certain logistical matters. One such matter that can cause unnecessary headaches is forgetting to pay these employees for work they have already done This can result in an overtime or minimum wage claim!

Failure to pay your employees for time they have worked can have costly consequences, and it’s all avoidable. The post-pandemic world will be wrought with employment and contractual litigation, and how business owners handle things at this juncture will affect them for a long time to come. 

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