An example of how some companies prey on workers who don’t know their rights.
Imagine if you had to clock out every time you had to use the restroom. Chances are, you’d probably decide that remaining properly hydrated during the workday wasn’t that big a priority.
Going home thirsty with a few less dollars in your pocket would be the best-case scenario. If you had a medical condition that required you to visit the restroom several times a day, such as pregnancy or irritable bowel syndrome, your stakes would probably be even higher.
Thankfully, this sort of break policy is unlawful in the United States.
But one Pennsylvania company found a way to twist federal regulations on compensation so it could cash in on employees’ most-basic human needs.
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Unfortunately, this is just another example of how some employers take advantage of the fact that their workers may not be aware of their rights.
Working for Less Than Minimum Wage
Telemarketers at a Pennsylvania publishing company were told they had it good. According to the company’s upper management staff, as stated in