No matter what industry you work in, or what your position or classification may be, you want to be compensated fairly for your time and effort. Unfortunately, employers do not always follow state and federal wage and hour laws. The result is workers who are frustrated and may be financially struggling. Not only are wage and hour violations illegal, they violate your legal rights.
At For All Workers, we help clients in various industries understand wage and hour laws, and sort through disputes when they arise. We have helped numerous clients in the following industries:
- Commissioned Salespeople
- Domestic Workers
- Independent Contractors
If you work in one of these industries, or any other, contact us to find out how we can help you work through your wage and hour dispute. Our goal at For All Workers is to ensure that your rights are protected, and that you get the compensation and fair treatment you deserve.
Common Wage and Hour Claims
California has some of the most comprehensive wage and employment laws in the nation. General laws are governed by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) provides protections for employees from unfair actions, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation by employers.
With strict laws in place, California workers hope that they will be fairly treated and compensated in accordance to state and federal laws. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes are made, and a dispute arises. There are also some employers who will intentionally violate wage and hour laws in an effort to reduce what they owe in taxes and liability.
If you have questions or concerns about wage and hour laws and your job, contact For All Workers to discuss your case. We offer every client a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose.
Unfortunately, even with some of the best employment laws in the U.S., there are many situations that may give rise to a wage and hour claim. The most common wage and hour disputes include matters involving:
- Unpaid Wages – Whether it is failing to pay you minimum wage, or failing to provide pay or pay stubs. Employers are required to adhere to California’s minimum wage laws.
- Unpaid Work Expenses – An employer fails to compensate you for work-related expenses.
- Misclassification – Your employer misclassifies you as an “employee” or “independent contractor”. This has a serious impact on your wages, tax liability, and benefits.
- Overtime Pay – You were misclassified as “exempt” from overtime pay, or were not paid overtime pay for applicable hours you worked.
- Vacation Pay – Inappropriate actions related to vacation pay or time off.
- Violating Meal or Break Laws – Requiring you to work through your breaks, or failing to provide a break.
- Withholding Bonuses or Commissions – Failing to pay you a bonus or commission that was earned, or withholding either after termination by either party.