Ventura, CA Overtime Wage Lawyers
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When you go into work, you do so with the understanding that you’ll be paid for your 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. Sometimes, depending on your job, you may be required to work more than the standard 40 hours. If this is the case, your employer should be paying you the correct overtime wage required by California state law. Unfortunately, many employers do not do their due diligence on ensuring they are informed of California labor laws and often withhold overtime wages (either unknowingly or knowingly) from their employees. This is illegal and unfair to you. If you believe your manager, director, owner or other form of employer is withholding wages from you, our Ventura overtime wage lawyers can help protect your rights under the law and secure the pay that is rightfully yours! Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
What Is The Correct Overtime Pay You Should Be Making?
According to the state of California, all employees 18 years or older should receive one and one-half times their standard rate of pay for every hour they work over 8 hours a day, and 40 hours a week. Also, if they were to work more than 12 hours in a single workday, or 8 hours for 7 consecutive workdays, they are entitled to double their standard rate of pay.
There are exemptions to California’s overtime law in regards to which classification of employees are eligible for overtime wages, but the majority of hourly workers likely should be getting paid for overtime work.
Reasons Why Employer May Unjustly Deny Overtime Pay
- Employee works on salary
For many salary positions, employees are ineligible to receive overtime pay. However, there are salary positions that do require overtime wages, so it is important for employees to ensure they know what exemptions apply to them.
- Lack of knowledge
An employer is unaware that their employee is entitled to overtime pay for working above standard work week hours (40). While some genuinely are unaware, many employers will play dumb to avoid having to pay employees fairly. Legally, however, they are required to know these things in order to run their businesses; ignorance does not excuse unfair pay.
- Comp time
Compensatory time is a term that refers to an arrangement to which an employee can take time off rather than receiving overtime pay. This is convenient for employers as they aren’t paying you any differently, but unfair to you because it offers no financial advantage.
What We Can Do For You
At Southern California Attorneys, A.P.C. our Ventura overtime wage lawyers are prepared to stand up to your employer and hold them accountable for the withholding of your overtime wages. We will evaluate and investigate your claim, explain the options you have legally, and answer your questions so you can have confidence in moving forward with our firm.
Our multilingual attorneys can protect undocumented immigrant workers who have been wronged by employers in the state of California so that they can get the compensation they deserve without fear of deportation.
About Our Ventura Overtime Wage Lawyers
We know that taking legal action can be intimidating, but with our firm, you can leave the worry behind – we’re no stranger to California’s employment and labor laws, including those specific to overtime wages. We’ve been doing this for a combined 60 years and rank in the top 10% of California law firms. When you’re ready to take legal action, we will be the legal advocates you deserve!
About Our Pricing
Our Ventura overtime wage lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe a dime. If we do win, your employer is the one to pay our fees. Once you schedule a free, confidential consultation with us, we begin building your case right then and there! No upfront payments and no out of pocket costs are required. It is our passion to help employees that have been wronged by unlawful employers. Don’t wait to take action; call today to get the pay you deserve and pave the way for employees just like you.
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