Doing your job is hard enough without the threat of employee lawsuits hanging over your head. But make no mistake – employees today have a WEALTH of information at their disposal about what you can and cannot do as an employer. When one mistake could land you in court, you need to be confident and secure that everything you do is legally sound. With the number of employee lawsuits on the rise, it's never been more critical to have a thorough understanding of today's hottest legal issues – ones that could land your company in hot water. Think about the lost time, productivity, and money that can come from a single lawsuit – and that's even if your company wins! Just imagine what would happen if your company lost in court.
Complaints of wage theft have risen as the economy tumbled. Allegations range from underpayment to not getting paid at all. It's definitely on the rise nationally because of the economic crisis. Employers are desperate to shave corners when their profits are going down, and some are just greedy. RTTEMPS is one of them.
Despite my cautionary writings, they routinely sign contracts replete with unfavorable terms. By doing so, they unknowingly agree to be eliminated with minimum notice, demoted or banished to far away jurisdictions, see their salary slashed and prevented from competing with their employer following their departure – all with legal impunity.
They are not paying their vendors back, they owe state taxes in a number of states throughout the country, and they have many open cases with state labor boards for not paying their employees. I am so happy to hear they are closed. They got what they deserved. I love how the "old" bitter officer of the company tries to pretend it isnt' just to save face. So sad...