Q: What can I do if a raise I was promised was given to me months too late?
I was promoted in January 2022, with this promotion came a raise. However I found out recently, I was not given the raise until the middle of the year. I was promoted in January as scheduled and did all the extra work that came along with my new position, and I was doing it for minimum wage for months unbeknownst to me. Is there any legal action I can take to get the wages owed to me?
A: Unfortunately, federal wage laws only protect against minimum wage and overtime pay violations. However, you should discuss this issue with your manager or human resources department if you have not already - they may agree to reimburse you for the difference in pay since you were promoted.
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