California Wage and Hour Lawyers
Helping Workers in California Obtain Unpaid Wages and Damages for Labor Law Violations
Many different laws at the federal and state levels work to protect the rights of employees in California and across the United States. These laws set out strict requirements for wages and time worked to prevent employers from taking advantage of or abusing workers. Even though every employer should be well-aware of every applicable labor law, many companies engage in wage and hour violations – whether intentionally or accidentally.
If you believe that your employer has violated any wage and hour law, you could be entitled to back pay as well as possible statutory damages. You should not wait to discuss your concerns with an experienced California wage and hour lawyer who can advise you of your legal rights and options.
Wage and Hour Cases in California
Both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the California Labor Code set requirements for employers to follow in regard to many aspects of employment and compensation. With so many requirements, there are also numerous possible ways that companies can violate these laws and cause harm and hardship for workers.
Some common wage and hour cases that our California employment lawyers handle include:
- Failure to pay the minimum wage
- Failure to pay overtime rates when required
- Misclassifying employees to get around wage requirements
- Denying reimbursement of qualified expenses
- Denying qualified vacation pay
- Paystub violations
- Violations of FLSA
Any type of labor violation can cost workers money they earned, as well as violate additional rights under the law. The law provides employees with the right to take legal action to recover for any losses they experienced, and you should not wait to discuss possible options with an experienced attorney.
Your Rights as an Employee in California
Employees have many rights under wage and hour laws, including:
- The right to be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked
- The right to be paid 1.5 times their normal hourly wage for overtime work (over 40 hours in a week or eight hours in a day) for non-exempt employees
- The right to proper meal and rest breaks
- The right to have appropriate information on a pay statement
- The right to promised payment for vacation time or expense reimbursement
If you suspect that your employer has violated any of these rights, you should schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney. Our law firm regularly assists with:
- Investigating possible violations
- Reporting the matter to the California Labor Commissioner
- Filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
- Filing a private wage lawsuit in civil court
Contact Our California Wage and Hour Lawyers to Discuss a Possible Case
The wage and hour attorneys at Setareh Law Group regularly fight for unpaid wages and other legal relief for employees. Call (877) 777-3774 or contact us online to discuss a possible case today.