Los Angeles, CA Overtime Wage Lawyers

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It is imperative that you are paid for every minute you spend working. Depending on what type of job you work, that may include overtime wages. Unfortunately, employers frequently will withhold the rightful overtime pay you deserve, either knowingly or unknowingly. This isn’t fair to you, which is why our firm is ready to stand up for your rights and help you obtain the fair pay that you should’ve received in the first place. Don’t let employers who are in the wrong intimidate you out of money that is yours. Call one of our Los Angeles overtime wage lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and fight for justice!

What Is The Correct Overtime Pay You Should Be Making?

Overtime wages are meant for employees who work more than 40 hours a week, over 8 hours per workday and outside of 6 consecutive workdays within a week. The law in California for overtime states that employers are required to pay their employees one and one-half times their regular rate for every hour worked in excess of a regular 8 hour shift and up to and including 12 hours in any workday. They also have to double an employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of 8 hours on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek. California’s overtime law also protects undocumented workers, so employees can get the help they deserve without fear of deportation.

Not every employee is eligible for overtime pay; there are some exemptionsto California’s overtime law in regards to which classification of employees should be paid this way, but most employees will, particularly if you are paid hourly.  

Reasons Why Employer May Unjustly Deny Overtime Pay 

  • Employee is paid on a salary basis, leading employers to believe they are exempt from being eligible to receive overtime wages (however, some salaried positions are supposed to be paid overtime!)
  • Phony titles for positions like “manager,” lead employees to believe they’re ineligible for overtime pay due to the higher status of their title (when really, they are doing the work of a normal employee and deserve to be paid overtime) 
  • Giving comp time, which can be used to leave work early or attend an appointment but isn’t actually paid time,
  • And more!

What Our Los Angeles Overtime Wage Lawyers Can Do For You & Why You Should Choose Us

Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C is not only ranked in the top 10% of California law firms but also has over 60 years of combined experience helping employees navigate employment laws and stand up against employers who are in the wrong. Not being paid for overtime is illegal and unfair. It can prohibit you from being able to keep yourself and your family afloat when the extra money is needed, and can cause stress in your place of work. We look at every employee related case differently, because every employee’s situation is different. We are careful and diligent about obtaining all the details and necessary information related to your case so that we can take the right strategic legal action on your behalf and help you secure the pay that is rightfully yours. Our Los Angeles overtime wage lawyers are familiar with the California work laws and will fight for justice, no matter how complicated your situation may be! 

We often help our clients seek compensation for many different reasons, including but not limited to employer misclassifying employee as “independent contractor”, employer misclassifying employee as “nonexempt”, employer not including bonuses when calculating overtime rate, employer not keeping accurate record of hours worked, employer intimidating employee for trying to claim overtime work on timesheets, and employer not paying for unauthorized overtime (even if it was unauthorized, they still need to pay).

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On top of our aptitude for helping you get what is yours, we are a risk-free firm that runs on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay our fees upfront or out of pocket! We know many employees are hesitant to take legal action against an employer because they are concerned about the cost of legal representation. That is why your employer will pay our fees! Forget the worry of expensive representation – it is basically free to get experienced legal guidance from our Los Angeles overtime wage lawyers. Call today to schedule a consultation with us. It is not only free, but it’s also confidential. Your employer won’t know anything unless you decide to move forward. Don’t wait to take action!

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