San Jose, CA Overtime Wage Lawyers
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When you go to work everyday, you do so with the understanding that you’ll be paid for the hours you put in, especially when you go beyond the standard hours in a work week. Depending on the job you have, you may be entitled to overtime wages when this occurs! Unfortunately, there are employers who withhold overtime wages, knowingly or unknowingly, which can cause you to miss out on pay that is rightfully yours. If this sounds like the situation you’re in, our San Jose overtime wage lawyers at Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. can help stand up for your rights and secure the money that is yours! Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
What Is The Correct Overtime Pay You Should Be Making?
In California, the overtime wage law states that general overtime wages are for a non-exempt employee 18 years of age or older. This employee is not to work more than eight hours in any workday or more than 40 hours in any workweek unless he or she receives one and one-half times his or her regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eight hours in any workday and over 40 hours in the workweek. It also states that if an employee were to work more than 12 hours in a single workday or more than 8 hours for 7 consecutive workdays, that he or she should receive double their standard rate.
There are exemptions to California’s overtime law in regards to which classification of employees are eligible for overtime wages – not every employee should be getting overtime pay, but many should!
Examples Of Being Denied Overtime Pay
- Employer is “unaware” that you were eligible for overtime (even though they have a legal responsibility to know the law and abide by it!)
- Employer insists you clock out and then continue to work or complete tasks, and doesn’t pay you for that time
- Employer requires you to work during an unpaid lunch break
- Employer gives you a phony management title to suggest a higher-level of employment which exempts you from receiving overtime pay
- Comp time is given, which can be used to leave work early or go to an appointment but doesn’t provide additional pay
Why Choose Our San Jose Overtime Wage Lawyers
Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. is not only in the top 10% of California law firms, but has 60+ years of combined experience fighting for the rights of employees with unlawful employers and workplace standards. We are passionate about helping victims of withheld overtime wages to secure full and fair compensation. We are also a bilingual firm that can protect undocumented immigrant workers who have been wronged by employers under California law. No matter your circumstance, our San Jose overtime wage lawyers will hold your employer accountable and protect your rights.
About Our Fees
Because we’re so familiar with this area of law, we know that there are many workers that’ve been wronged who never seek representation due to concerns of expensive legal fees. After all, being denied fair pay causes financial hardship, and some people don’t think they can afford help on top of what they are already dealing with. At Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. you can get the advocacy you deserve on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only owe us money if we win! When you do, it will be your employer who pays our fees. We will begin building your case with no upfront payment or out of pocket costs.
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On top of our consultation being free, it is also confidential. Fear of an employer is another factor that holds employees back from seeking justice. It is important that you know that California labor laws prohibit an employer from retaliating against you for exercising your rights, even if you are undocumented.
Don’t wait to call and schedule your free, confidential consultation. We will evaluate your case, explain your options and answer any questions you have so you can be confident moving forward with one of our San Jose overtime wage lawyers!
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