Unpaid Overtime and Minimum Wages

California’s workers deserve to be paid, on time, for all of their hours worked.

Has your employer failed to pay you the wages you’ve earned? If so, under federal and California labor laws, you may have the legal right to recover those wages along with additional damages designed to penalize your employer for wage violations. In addition, you may also be entitled to court costs and attorney fees.

Millions of dollars are stolen from California’s employees every year in the form of wage theft perpetuated by employers.   Every single day, our office fights for the rights of California’s workers who are victims of wage theft.   Wage theft affects all industries. For instance, even hard-working individuals working as IT workers, service technicians, installers, sales representatives, nurses and other healthcare employees, retail workers, tipped workers, agriculture employees, call center employees, personal bankers, personal mortgage brokers can be victims of wage theft. If you were denied overtime or otherwise paid improperly, you may be able to file an individual lawsuit or a collective action lawsuit on behalf of yourself and other employees. You have the right to be paid for all of your hours worked.

Some examples of wage theft include:

  • Unpaid overtime
  • Failure to pay at least minimum wage
  • Requiring work during meal breaks or rest breaks
  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors
  • Forcing employees to work off-the-clock
  • Altering pay stubs or time cards\
  • Illegally deducting money from workers’ pay
  • Paying employees late
  • Not paying employees at all

Before moving forward, it may be in your best interest to consult an experienced employment law attorney who can help determine whether you should pursue a lawsuit against your employer.  Our experienced California wage theft lawyers can help you submit your claim and determine whether there are any other options for recovery of damages. If you’ve been denied the wages you are owed, obtaining a lawyer prior to filing a claim can be very beneficial. An experienced California wage-and-hour lawyer can analyze the evidence and determine the proper strategy before deciding which course of action to take regarding your unpaid wages claim. Contact our office for a confidential appointment to discuss your rights.