Being appropriately compensated for any work you perform is an understandable expectation and fundamental to 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 or by national or international companies who need to be made aware of California law. Experienced legal representation is necessary to hold those employers accountable when this occurs.
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 over 35 years of experience working with clients in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Francisco, and 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 violating the wage and hour laws. We have recovered millions of dollars in unpaid wages on behalf of employees in California.
There are many ways employers can violate wage and hour laws and impact your compensation. These include:
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 your employer is violating these laws and not compensating you fairly, you may have legal recourse through a wage and hour dispute.
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 responsibilities 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 manager title to avoid paying overtime. If you are an exempt employee 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 cannot achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.