Wage And Hour Issues Lawyer
Being appropriately compensated for any work that you perform would seem to be an understandable expectation and fundamental of the free market system. Unfortunately, wage and hour laws are sometimes broken in California by employers who want to save money by not paying their employees what is owed to them or by national or international companies who are ignorant of California law. When this occurs, experienced legal representation is necessary to hold those employers accountable.
At JML Law, our employment lawyer represents individuals in wage and hour disputes. You have a right to adequate compensation from your employer. Protect that right by hiring an experienced attorney for your case. Our firm has more than 35 years of experience working with clients in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Francisco and throughout California. We will provide advice about your situation and your options for obtaining the compensation that you earned.
California law also prohibits retaliation against an employee who inquires about unpaid wages or files a complaint about an employer’s violation of the wage and hour laws. We have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages on behalf of employees in California.
Types Of Wage And Hour Disputes
There are many ways that employers can violate wage and hour laws and have an impact on your compensation. These include:
- Forcing employees to work off the clock
- Forcing employees to change their time sheet to avoid overtime
- Not paying employees adequately for overtime hours worked
- Misclassifying employees to avoid paying additional wages
- Misclassifying employees as commission-based
- Not allowing employees to take meal and rest breaks
- Not reasonably allowing employees to take vacation
- Paying employees with out-of-state checks
Employers must follow all relevant employment laws, including those concerning minimum wage, overtime pay, resignation and severance pay, vacation hours, breaks, wage garnishments, sick leave and sick pay, and other aspects of employment.
If you believe that your employer is violating these laws and is not compensating you fairly, you may have a legal recourse through a wage and hour dispute.
Exempt And Nonexempt Employees
Many employers work under the misguided notion that salaried employees are not entitled to overtime. Just because you are a salaried employee does not mean you are not entitled to overtime.
Whether you are entitled to overtime depends on the type of work you do, not the job title you are given or how you are paid (a salary vs. hourly).
If you have been classified as a manager, you rightly should expect to perform the duties of a manager — making decisions and overseeing the work of employees working under you. If you are classified as a manager, and your primary duties consist of stocking shelves, ringing up cash registers and similar tasks, you may have a misclassification claim.
Since managers can be classified as “exempt,” or not eligible for overtime, employers will give some employees the title of manager simply to avoid paying overtime. If you are an exempt employee being required to perform the duties of a nonexempt employee, our attorneys are here to stand up for your rights. This can be a complicated area and our consultation is free with no obligation.
Call JML Law at 818-610-8800 or email us to speak with one of our experienced Wage And Hour issues attorneys. We handle your case on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay attorneys’ fees if we are not able to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.