JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation, has provided quality representation to victims of wage fraud, recovering millions in compensation for over 40 years. Chosen by thousands as their Los Angeles wage fraud attorney for our fearless litigation, employers who willingly withhold wages or fail in their duty to pay California mandated hourly rates are breaking laws.
Blue collar employees being forced into overtime but not paid such, getting unfairly treated for reporting wage violations or working off clock at employer’s request but not paid for services rendered may be entitled to compensation. Federal and state laws exist to protect employees from fraudulent pay practices, but often employers find creative ways to circumvent labor laws and write their own policy.
Wage Fraud Manifests Itself in Many Ways
Unpredictable economic growth forces employers to make tough choices. But there’s nothing proper, much less meaningful, about choosing to defraud employees out of wages owed. Thousands of wage fraud claims are filed nationwide every month, an indication that employers are utilizing whatever means necessary to shortchange their staff.
Widespread wage violation claims JML Law often litigates include:
- Medical staff, often nurses, who work long daily hours aren’t paid overtime as promised;
- Purposely misclassifying employees as salary to avoid paying overtime wages;
- Paying employees straight time beyond 40 hours;
- Offering any position at wages less than federally mandated minimum;
- Forcing hourly employees to perform prep duties off-clock;
- Paying employees day rates adding up to less than minimum regardless of hours worked;
- Calling employees ‘independent contractors’ to work around taxes.
- Failing to reimburse employees as promised for expenses incurred while performing work away from office.
Retaliating against or terminating employees who recognize wage errors and bring them to human resources is another civilly liable action. Moreover, employees denied 30 minutes of meal break for every five (5) hours worked entitles affected employee to an extra hour of pay.
Employers exert unnecessary control over employees unknowledgeable of labor laws. JML Law applies appropriate laws to each claim to assure maximum accountability and compensation for those affected by immeasurably damaging employer wage practices.
JML Law Offers Hard-hitting Wage Fraud Litigation
Denial of wages owed trickles down to other small businesses where employees transact. Therefore, wage fraud has socioeconomic impacts that, if gone undetected or unreported, could damage the fabric of Los Angeles, California and the United States. Multiply that by several hundred employees, and chaos could ensue. We’re of the belief that every hour worked merits a fair hour’s pay.
Expert attorneys at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation, fiercely oppose employee mismanagement and wrongfully compensating those who clock into various factories, restaurants, cubicles and other workplaces each day to give 100% of themselves toward the greater good. The exact reasons why employers feel obligated to break FLSA and similar laws is unknown, although top executives watch their bottom line closely. You do the math.
To discreetly review your wage fraud case, contact JML to be connected to an aggressive Los Angeles wage fraud attorney working for wrongfully paid employees like you.
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