Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorneys
Wage & Hour Lawyers in Los Angeles
Our wage and hour attorneys in Los Angeles can analyze the circumstances of your claim and advise you about wage and hour law issues including the following:
- Employee misclassifications: Commonly employees are misclassified as exempt (salary paid) employees rather than nonexempt (hourly paid) employees in order for the employer avoid paying overtime and other wages. We work hard to hold employers accountable for the misclassification of employees and recover damages for.
- Overtime, minimum wage and meal/rest periods: We hold employers liable for deceptive timekeeping practices which result in unpaid overtime. We also handle wage and hour claims involving refusal to provide uninterrupted meal and rest periods and failure to pay minimum wages as well as overtime.
- Improper Deductions, Tip Splitting, Commissions, Piece Rate: Our Southern California law firm advocates for the rights of employees in all other wage and hour claims involving deceptive or unlawful practices, such as improper deductions, failure to pay past due sales commissions, failure to pay earned vacation time, failure to pay wages or salary on time, failure to pay all wages due and owing upon termination and other unlawful practices.
California Wage and Hour Laws and Penalties
California law provides for stiff penalties if an employer fails to pay employees the correct amount at the correct time. If you work for a large company in which many employees might be facing the same underpayment or misclassification issues, particularly when your individual claims are small, our California wage and hour law attorneys might consider applying for class action a status in order to take advantage of the cost sharing inherent in class action litigation.
Even if you’re pursuing wage and hour claims which are uniquely yours, various provisions of California law allow alternative theories of recovery that can increase the value of your recovery. For example, the California Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 provides an independent cause of action in favor of any employee aggrieved by his or her employer’s violation of any provision of the California Labor Code – including state wage and hour laws.
Contact a Los Angeles Wage and Hour Lawyer Today!
All consultations are free, and many claims for wages and hours violations provide for an award of attorney’s fees if the employee wins. For further information about your rights and our ability to pursue a claim on your behalf, contact the Southern California wage and hour law attorneys at the Law Offices of Rheuban & Gresen in Los Angeles.