San Diego, CA Overtime Wage Lawyers
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When you go to work, you are dedicating your time and services with the expectation that you’ll receive proper payment for both, especially when you’re working extra hours. Despite overtime laws put in place by the state of California, employers frequently, either knowingly or unknowingly, withhold the rightful overtime pay that workers deserve. This is unlawful and unfair, which is why our San Diego overtime wage lawyers work diligently to ensure workers like you receive the pay you should’ve already been getting for your work! At Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C., we can stand up for your rights and hold your employer accountable. Call today to schedule a free, confidential consultation with us and learn more!
What Is The Correct Overtime Pay You Should Be Making?
According to the state of California, overtime wages should be one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate and are meant for employees who:
- Work more than 40 hours a week
- Work over 8 hours and up to 12 hours per workday
- Work outside of 6 consecutive workdays within a week.
Employers are also required to pay double an employee’s standard rate when an employee works an excess of 12 hours on any workday, and for all hours worked in excess of 8 hours on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
There are exemptions to California’s overtime law in regards to which classification of employees are eligible for overtime wages, but on the whole, particularly if you are an hourly worker, you likely should be getting paid for overtime you work.
Reasons Why Employer May Unjustly Deny Overtime Pay
There are many reasons why an employer might deny overtime pay. Some of the reasons include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Lack of knowledge
An employer is unaware that their employee is entitled to overtime pay for working above 40 hours. This is an innocent reason, but employers should know these things in order to run legally compliant businesses, and it still hurts you financially even if that was not their intention.
- Employee is paid on a salary basis
Some employers believe (or maintain) that salaried employees are automatically exempt from being eligible to receive overtime wages. While some are exempt, not all are, and it is an excuse many employers may attempt to hide behind.
- Phony titles
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, management positions aren’t entitled to overtime pay. Therefore, some companies will use a phony title for an employee who does not perform the work of a manager or supervisor to get out of having to pay that employee for overtime.
- And more!
Why You Should Choose Us
Not being paid overtime has serious consequences for you and your family, not the least of which is that it is simply unjust – you are being cheated out of money that you have rightfully and legally earned! That could amount to thousands of dollars per year, depending on your specific situation, which is money that you could have used for savings or to seize financial opportunities for yourself and your loved ones. If your employer is breaking overtime rules, it is likely that they may also be breaking other rules and withholding additional pay from you. You deserve to be paid fairly and even paid additional damages to make up for the financial losses you suffered.
However, employers hold a lot of power, which is why you need our San Diego overtime wage lawyers on your side! We will listen to your story, investigate your case, gather evidence, explain your rights and options, communicate and negotiate with your employer for maximum compensation, and even advocate for you in court if necessary. Here are some of the reasons why employees choose our firm to represent them:
- 60+ years of combined experience
- Multilingual attorneys
- Ranked in the top 10% of California law firms
- We can protect undocumented immigrant workers who have been wronged by employers from immigration consequences – you don’t have to fear deportation!
About Our Pricing
At Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. you can get the legal representation you deserve on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you can work with our San Diego overtime wage lawyers and you only owe us money if you win. When you do, it’ll be your employer who pays our fees! You don’t have to pay anything upfront for us to start building your case, and no money comes out of your pocket! We’ve worked enough of these cases to know that many hesitate to obtain help because of the fear of expensive legal fees, which is why we make the process as easy and financially stress-free as possible.
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Call Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. today to speak to our San Diego overtime wage lawyers who will fight for you and hold your employer accountable. Our free consultations are completely confidential, so you don’t have to be afraid of an employer finding out should you choose not to move forward with us. You deserve to be paid for the work you’ve done. Don’t wait to take action – call now!
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