Odessa, TX – A worker’s paycheck or pay stub contains important information about their total hours worked, pay rate, deductions, and taxes. Other additional types of info may also be included depending on the specific employer in question and the worker’s status. However, many workers never bother to review these documents due to the convenience of direct deposit and other automated forms of pay. These programs are prone to computer software errors and other problems that can cause wages to be lost if they are not checked regularly. Some unsavory employers may even be counting on the fact that workers will not look at their statements to engage in wage theft.
Issues when there are no physical copies of pay statements
When a worker only receives some kind of digital copy or a computer program that allows them to check their pay, this may be better for the environment because of less paper but it often causes other issues. Workers could miss an entire paycheck and not even notice if they are not in the habit of checking their pay statements regularly.
Access and security issues
Workers will often have the task of logging into a computer system with some kind of username and password. There are technical issues created by this method of issuing pay statements, and some companies may even need to hire additional personnel with information technology backgrounds to manage these systems. If a worker temporarily loses access or forgets their password, they may not end up seeing or checking their pay for an extended period of time.
All workers have to deal with issues related to tax, social security, and any legitimate benefits that come out of their pay. However, some employers illegally deduct work expenses and other items from a paycheck. If the employee is not careful and regularly checking their statements, these deductions can go unnoticed for long periods of time.
Remedies for improper pay and deductions
When a worker has not been paid properly, they can take legal action to try to correct the situation. A lawsuit for unpaid wages and wage theft will often result in the back pay being issued to the worker, along with interest late payment. The workplace may be liable for various fines or damages if they are investigated and found to be engaged in any kind of foul play.
Employment law firms in Odessa
Moore and Associates is an experienced group of labor law attorneys who assist workers in the Odessa area. Consulting with the firm is the best way for individuals who are having problems with their employer to decide if a lawsuit or other actions are necessary.
Firm contact info:
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 675, Houston, TX 77002