Unfair wage practice has the highest number of lawsuits in the US, exceeding any form of harassment complaints in the workplace. Despite the federal and state laws that are supposed to save employees from employment issues such as wage disputes, many employers are still able find ways to short-change workers and deny them of the daily wage they legally deserve for a hard day’s work.
Wage disputes may be due to a violation of anti- discrimination laws, concerning equal pay, or the wage and hour law, based on minimum wage, non-payment of overtime pay or misclassifying an employee as not eligible to render overtime work. The Equal Pay Act (EPA), which was passed into in 1963 and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938, are the specific laws that address equal pay and wage and hour issues.
Wiser employers, however, resort to other cost-effective means of running their business, saving millions of dollars in the process, but without compromising employees’ safety in the workplace, as well as their take home pay.
These employers are able to find ways to significantly reduce group health costs, workplace injuries, workers’ compensation premium, occasions of fraud and abuse, employee turnover and other expense-generating things, while increasing worker productivity, through the help of functional employment testing firms, such as WorkSTEPS.
Functional employment testing firms grew in popularity during the 90s due to their capability, both in creating a much safer and healthier working environment and effectively identifying employees’ or applicants’ physical and mental capabilities, strengths and skills to help employers land them in the right job.
WorkSTEPS, Inc., in particular, knows that a safe workplace and contented workers are essential to company growth. Thus, the services it offers are patterned on matters that will specifically address what employers actually need and what employees legally deserve.
One example of service the firm offers is post-employment physical agility testing, a non-medical test which will help make sure that existing employees are still able to meet their physical criteria of the job assigned to them.Read More