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Posted on April 24, 2014 by

Ex-McDonald’s Managers Admit to Withholding Employees’ Pay

As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we see a variety of work-related cases involving worker’s compensation and on-the-job injuries. However, it seems as though there is another issue that requires further scrutiny, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website involving paychecks.

According to the article, two ex-McDonald’s managers have come forward and admitted to withholding their employees’ pay at times. They claim that they felt a great deal of pressure from their bosses to keep labor costs down. As a result, they would often ask employees to clock out and work later, or they would change time sheets to reflect less hours worked, or unpaid breaks that were never taken.

McDonald’s is currently investigating the issue, which filters down into the various owner-operated franchises. McDonald’s stated that they expect franchisees to take the necessary steps to solve any pay issues for their employees immediately.

When was the last time you checked your pay stubs to be sure you were getting paid correctly? It’s important to keep detailed records and check them against your pay stub every time you get paid. Any discrepancies should immediately be brought to your manager’s attention, regardless of where you work.

If your company fails to correct the issue, it’s important to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights, and the next steps that should be taken for your case.