Chances are, you have a lot of stress attached to your job. Whether you are the boss or you work for someone else, you face unique challenges. One sore spot in the work force is pay. As an employee, you always want to be fairly compensated for your work. As an employer, you get tired of your employees grumbling about pay. If miscommunication about pay occurs, it could result in issues. One such issue is failure to pay wages.

In most cases, failure to pay wages is the fault of the employer. If you are being charged with failure to pay wages, you need to learn more about this crime so that you can defend yourself. Here, you can find more information.

Failure to Pay Wages

An employee or an employer could be guilty of failure to pay wages in different circumstances. For more information about this crime, read on.

Failure to pay prevailing rate of wages can happen in a few different circumstances. One instance in which failure to pay wages could occur is if a person files a false payroll. Another instance in which failure to pay wages could be committed is if an employer fails to pay an employee. It happens if they fail to pay the employee their proper amount owed. This is only a crime if the employer has the intention to keep the money for their own use. Or, it happens if the money goes to a third party. As a result, knowing deceit must happen for an employer to be guilty of failure to pay wages.

Defending Yourself

In some cases, a person charged with this crime could fight the charges by claiming that they did not realize that the proper wages would not go to the employee or that the employer did not intend to withhold this money.

If you think that this defense applies to your situation, you should contact a criminal defense attorney with experience in these kinds of cases. Such a lawyer can evaluate the strength of your argument and help you build a defense. Even if this defense does not apply to you, an attorney can help you find one that does. For more information, you can contact my office.