Los Angeles Wage and Hour Disputes Attorney
If you believe that you are not being paid for your time at work in full, reach out to our Los Angeles employment attorneys for a free consultation. Wage theft is a prevailing problem in Los Angeles, and it commonly affects workers who may be underrepresented.
At C&B Law Group, we believe that it’s absolutely unacceptable for an employer to not fairly compensate you for your time. We know that wages are the epitome of your livelihood, and understand that any related issues could have significant implications on your day-to-day life. In some cases, wage issues could be a simple misunderstanding with your employer and promptly get resolved. Commonly though, employers intentionally use shady tactics to take advantage of their employees by paying them less than they’re deserved. We’ve seen employers unfairly prioritize their bottom line over the well-being of their laborers far too often.
Anyone would be disheartened to find out that their employer has illegally exploited them by not paying the correct wage. There are many ways that an employer may be taking advantage of you, including some of the below unlawful practices:
- Asking you to work off the clock
- Requiring you to work through breaks
- Failing to pay overtime or double time
- Failing to pay commissions or bonuses
- Failing to pay for worked hours in full
- Failing to pay at the correct wage rate
- Failing to reimburse work related expenses
- Misclassifying you as exempt or as an independent contractor
If you believe that your employer may have engaged in any of the practices above, you may be a victim of wage theft. Reach out to our Los Angeles employment attorneys today for a free consultation. We will fight to recover the unpaid wages that you should have received.
California overtime rate
In California, nonexempt employees should receive 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek or 8 per workday.
If working more than 12 hours in one workday, non-exempt employees should be paid at double their regular rate of pay.
Additionally, all hours worked on the 7th consecutive day must be paid at 1.5 times their regular rate of pay.