You Deserve To Be Paid For The Hours You Worked
Employers in California have an obligation to pay the appropriate amount and type of compensation to their employees. This includes payment for regular or straight time wages, overtime wages, commissions or piece rate work. They are also obligated to properly classify their employees as exempt or nonexempt. Meal and rest breaks based on hours worked are also required by law.
At The Rutten Law Firm, APC, located in Studio City, our dedicated employment law lawyers understand the wage and hour laws in the state of California and can help you determine if you were properly compensated for the hours you worked, and calculate how much compensation you are owed by your employer. If you were not properly paid or underpaid by your employer, we can help.
Wage And Hour Laws In California
There are several ways that employers can fail to meet California state and federal wage and hour laws, including:
- Unpaid wages
- Failure to pay wages in a timely manner
- Failure to pay the California minimum wage
- Failure to follow overtime laws
- Not providing sufficient meal and rest breaks
- Improper commission structure and repayment of commissions
- Improper classification to avoid paying hourly or overtime wages
- Wrongful deductions from pay
- Charging employees for company expenses
Employers who violate these and other laws may be required to pay the affected employees overdue wages, including base pay and overtime pay. An employer is liable for one hour of pay for day where all required rest breaks are not provided, and one hour of pay for failure to provide a meal break. They may also have to provide any missed commissions, bonuses, benefits and vacation pay that were not paid as well as penalties, interest and attorneys’ fees and costs that are associated with the wage and hour litigation.
Did You Know?
Employees who are fired for complaining about wage and hour law violations, such as unpaid overtime, or missed meal and rest breaks, can sue for wrongful termination under the Labor Code. This is one form of retaliation.
Contact The Rutten Law Firm, APC, For Help
If you believe your employer or former employer failed to properly compensate you, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. We stand up against employers of all sizes, including industry leaders, when they violate workers’ rights.
Contact us at The Rutten Law Firm, APC, and learn about your rights under California employment law. Call us today at 818-308-5945. We offer free initial consultations and take employment law cases on a contingency basis, so you know that you are getting quality legal service that is also cost-effective.