Holding Employers Accountable For Wage And Hour Violations
- Are you forced to work off the clock without pay or overtime wages?
- Have you been denied overtime pay because you are misclassified as a manager?
- Does your employer make you skip meal or rest breaks?
- Do you earn less than minimum wage?
- Does management take a share of your tips?
If you answered yes to any of these, you may be entitled to thousands of dollars in back pay and penalties. If you think you are being exploited or cheated out of overtime or another compensation, Bryant Whitten, LLP, can evaluate your case and stand up for your rights.
We handle class actions and individual wage and hour cases, representing workers of the Central Valley, the Bay Area and Northern California. Call us 510-464-8073 today for a confidential consultation.
Common Types Of Wage And Hour Violations
For most workers, California law mandates a minimum wage of $8 and requires overtime after eight hours in one day or after 40 total hours in one workweek. There are exceptions for some employees, such as those who fall under federal law, earn tips or work on commission, or whose jobs are classified as exempt from overtime.
Below are some of the most common wage and hour violations we see:
- Failing to pay the legal minimum wage
- Requiring workers to work “off the clock” for free
- Paying straight time instead of overtime
- Failing to pay double time or split-shift premiums
- Manipulating time cards or hours actually worked
- Forcing employees to work through lunch or rest breaks
- Failing to pay for travel time or prep time
- Failing to reimburse for mileage, meals and other covered expenses
We also handle misclassification of workers who are wrongly classified as managers or supervisors, inside sales reps, independent contractors, high-tech workers, administrators or other exempt status employees. Employers often knowingly categorize hourly workers as salaried or exempt to make them work well beyond 40 hours without paying overtime or any additional compensation.
What Are Your Options? Find Out Today
If you have an employee pay disagreement, there usually are co-workers in the same boat. We often handle wage and hour claims on behalf of groups of employees or certified class actions.
Send us a message to set up a free evaluation of your claims. Our lawyers will pursue any back pay you are owed and force your employer to comply with wage and hour laws.
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