Wage and Hour Attorneys
Under both federal and state law, most employees are entitled to minimum wage, meal breaks, rest periods, and overtime. In most cases, employers will attempt to avoid paying any or all of the above by misclassifying their employees as overtime exempt or independent contractors. If some or any of these are not paid/given to a non-exempt employee, certain premiums and penalties may apply. The law also requires employers to follow certain regulations relating to how often employees are paid, rounding time entries, and what information needs to be on a pay statement. If you suspect your employer may be violating one or more of these regulations, you should consult with an attorney to ensure you are being compensated for everything you are owed. California law provides for substantial penalties for he above wage and hour violations The statute of limitations (the time limit you have to bring a claim in court) can vary for different violations in wage and hour claims so it is imperative to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to preserve your claims.