CALL IF YOU HAVE UNPAID WAGES OR OVERTIME
All workers should be fairly compensated and paid on time for the labor and services they provide. California’s wage and hour laws ensure these protections for workers. If you are not being paid the overtime wages you worked for, or if your employer is unfairly deducting wages from your paycheck, then speak with a labor laws attorney at Pimentel Law. One of our leading unpaid wages lawyers in Los Angeles can help you recover your owed wages and hold your employer liable for additional penalties, interest, and attorney’s fees for their unlawful practices.
Pimentel Law provides quality counsel to employees seeking compensation for the following based on California wage and hour laws:
- Unpaid overtime
- Missed meals or rest periods
- Late payment of paycheck
- Unpaid minimum wage
- Pay Stub violations
COMMON WAGE VIOLATIONS BY EMPLOYERS
Employers have often resorted to subtle tactics to avoid paying employees the overtime they deserve. It is important that you pay attention to the hours you have worked and whether they reflect the amount in your paychecks. If you notice wage deductions or missing hours, talk to an attorney immediately. It is recommended that you keep records of all pay stubs and the hours you worked for reference.
Ways that employers try to avoid paying overtime:
- Misclassifying employees as exempt (administrative, professional, executive)
- Requiring workers to work off the clock or through lunch breaks
- Not counting the hours an employee worked
- Not paying the legal minimum wage
MORE ABOUT AN UNPAID WAGES CLAIM
Although an employee is not required to have records to support the claim for unpaid wages under California wage and hour laws, it is very helpful if the employee has such records. However, the employer also has the burden of maintaining proper records of the hours that their employees have worked, and their failure to do so creates a presumption that the employee’s estimates are correct. If an employer has failed to keep adequate records to defend against the employment law violation claim, then a court may side with the employee in such instances.
FREE CONSULTATION WITH AN EXPERIENCED LAWYER:
If your employer has failed to pay you all of the wages that you are owed in California, Pimentel Law can help. It is important that you get in touch with a California labor laws attorney as soon as possible, as you have just three years from the most recent wage law violation occurred to file a suit against your employer, according to California wage and hour laws.
Discuss your overdue wage claim today. Pimentel Law works quickly and effectively to help you recover the wages you are owed based on California wage and hour laws so that you can move forward with your life.