Wage And Hour Claims
Many employees are deprived of proper wages by their employers. If you have been denied proper compensation for your work, an employment law attorney can pursue a wage and hour claim to seek compensation on your behalf.
Wage and hour claims may take many forms, including:
- Unpaid overtime
- Unpaid wages
- Misclassifications of nonexempt employees
- Misclassification of independent contractors
- Unpaid vacation or paid time off
- Meal and rest break violations
- Off-the-clock work
- Unreimbursed employee expenses
If your employer has violated your rights, contact an experienced employment law attorney at Barrera & Associates. To learn more, contact our law office in El Segundo, California.
California Overtime Pay Laws
Overtime pay is required for many employees under the California Labor Code and the Federal Labor Standards Act. Employers must pay overtime wages for all nonexempt employees.
Who Is A Nonexempt Employee?
Overtime pay violations may occur when employees are incorrectly classified by their employers as exempt employees. Such misclassifications may be due to a misunderstanding of the law or with the intentional purpose of cutting costs. Employers may also erroneously classify employees as independent contractors who should be paid as employees.
One common misconception is that salaried workers are necessarily exempt employees. This is not always the case. Our attorneys have the experience and expertise to help you determine if you have a basis to pursue a wage and hour claim due to a misclassification.
Overtime Pay If You Work Over Eight Hours Daily Or 40 Hours Weekly
In California, a nonexempt employee must receive 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eight hours in any work day and over 40 hours in the work week.
Meal And Rest Breaks | Employee Expenses
You have a right to a 10-minute rest break every four hours. Employees also have a right to take timely and uninterrupted meal breaks. Employers must reimburse employees for certain expenses. If you are a driver or salesperson, you may be entitled to compensation for mileage or parking costs. Another example of employee expenses that may be reimbursed is costs for work uniforms.
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Put Our Experienced Employment Law Attorneys To Work For You
Our founding attorney, Pat Barrera, has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers each year for the past decade. He is a noted authority on employment law and frequently speaks on employment law topics.
You will have a strong advocate on your side at Barrera & Associates. We know the law, and we know how to build strong cases for our clients. We have a proven record of results that is a direct result of our hard work, passion and persistence. You can rely on us to fight for you.
Contact A Redondo Beach Unpaid Overtime Attorney
From our office in El Segundo, we represent clients throughout Southern California. To schedule a free consultation with an El Segundo wage and hour attorney at our firm, call 424-352-0716 or contact us by email.
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