Understanding Wage And Hour Claims In California

All workers deserve to work in a place that follows the rules and treats each employee fairly. California takes its protections for workers very seriously, which is why you are encouraged to file a claim if your employer did something illegal relating to your wages or hours worked. At Lim Law Group, P.C., our goal is to help workers in the Los Angeles area who have been wronged at work.

When you come to us with your issue, we will treat you like family. We will give your case the respect and attention it deserves from a lawyer who cares about your rights. The law requires employers to pay their wages on time and with the correct amount. It is also reasonable for workers to expect to be treated with respect in regard to their hours but that is not always the case. Our attorney is here to help workers defend their rights.

What Rights Do Employees Have?

California has made it clear that workers are afforded certain rights such as:

  • 30-minute meal break every four hours worked
  • 10-minute paid break every four hours worked
  • Overtime pay if worked more than eight hours per day and 40 hours a week
  • Overtime pay if worked six days straight
  • Workers must be paid at least the California minimum wage
  • Managers must be paid double the minimum wage

There are exemptions to some of these rules. If you believe your employer violated these rules, we can help you assess your situation and plan a course of action.

What Kind Of Wage And Hour Claims Can I File?

There are many different reasons employees file claims against their employer. In most cases, the claim must be filed within one, three or four years from the incident depending on the claim. You can file a claim for:

  • Unpaid hours
  • Missed meal breaks/work through meals
  • Forced to clock in early and/or late
  • Rounding hours up or down
  • Inaccurate wage statements
  • Failure to reimburse business expenses
  • Making you log your overtime hours for the next week to avoid overtime pay
  • Minimum wage violations

We understand how difficult these situations can be, especially when you rely on your income. We know that you are working to pay your bills and provide for your family, and it is very stressful when these things happen. That is why we will work tirelessly on your case and do what we can to get your wages back.

Let Us Help You With Your Wage And Hour Claims

We want to help workers who need it. If you want to schedule an appointment, give us a call at 213-320-0941 or send us an email.