Supporting Employees Cheated Of Their Overtime Pay
Being compensated properly for the work you do is expected as part of any job. Unfortunately, wage and hour laws are sometimes broken by employers who wish to save money by failing to pay employees what is owed to them. When these issues occur, it is imperative to obtain legal help from an experienced lawyer.
At Schimmel & Parks, APLC, we understand that you have a right to adequate compensation from your employer. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our employment lawyers can provide advice about your situation and your options for recovering the wages you are owed.
Based in Sherman Oaks, we serve throughout Southern California and are always ready to help.
Overtime And Unpaid Wage Violations
Employers sometimes ask employees to “work off the clock” to get all of their work finished. If you are a nonexempt employee who works more than eight hours a day or 40 hours per week, and your boss asks you to work additional hours, then you may be eligible for overtime pay.
Nonexempt employees are also entitled to meal and rest periods throughout the day. In California, those who work a five-hour shift should receive an unpaid, off-duty meal period of at least 30 minutes. In addition, employers need to provide a second meal break at least 30 minutes long for all workdays on which an employee works over 10 hours, and it must be provided no later than the end of an employee’s tenth hour of work.
Remedies for wage and hour violations include:
- Unpaid wages
- Penalties for missed meal and rest break
- Waiting time penalties
Our firm is adept in obtaining justice – and compensation – on behalf of those we serve.
Let Our Experienced Legal Team Start Your Claim Today
Our goal is to make sure you are treated fairly and paid any wages and benefits which you are owed and entitled to according to state and federal laws. Do not risk losing out on money that you deserve.