Like you, most Americans work hard and work a lot. This is one of the most important parts of the nation’s culture. Almost everyone here is committed to their jobs.
Think about this: When you meet someone for the first time, what is the first question? Usually, it is something along the lines of, “What do you do for a living?”
You have power
Sometimes it can feel like your job is taking over every aspect of your life. It could seem like your employer has a lot of power over you. However, it is important to remember that, no matter how involved you are with your job, you have rights as an American worker.
You have dreams
Many people in this country love to work hard. This dedication comes from more than spirit and attitude. It comes from optimism. Like many Americans, you probably plan to build a better future for yourself and your family with the wages you earn and the benefits you deserve.
You have worth
A job should be an equal exchange between you and your employer. You should both get what you need. This is one of the most important ideas in employment law. Unfortunately, the company you work for could try many things to get more than it deserves:
- You may get paid less than minimum wage.
- Your company may pay you like an independent contractor when your superiors instruct, schedule and direct you like an employee.
- You may make less money than co-workers with less experience, skills and qualifications.
Unfortunately, these situations happen. The good news is that you may have options to solve your problems
You have allies
Companies that do not play by the rules — especially when it comes to fair pay, worker classification and equal opportunity — threaten the hopes and dreams of all Americans. That is why, if you believe it is time to stand up for your rights as an employee, you will certainly find someone who will listen and try to help.