Whether you are classified as exempt or non-exempt, the Wage & Hour laws provide specific requirements for working conditions and payment of wages. In addition to requirements for workplace safety, the Wage & Hour laws required the payment of overtime and meal and rest periods for certain categories of employees. When employers misclassify an employee as exempt or as an “independent contractor,” the employee loses a number of rights and benefits and you may need a California employment lawyer.
We have litigated many cases involving the often complicated and convoluted topic of wage and hour issues. If you think you have been classified improperly, contact us: we can promptly review your specific circumstances and calculate your losses.
Some employers try to avoid meeting their obligations under the Wage & Hour laws by classifying some or all of their employees as “independent contractors.” If you think you have been improperly classified as an “independent contractor,” contact us. We are experts at determining this issue, based on your individual facts, and getting the wages and benefits you have lost as a result of any misclassification. Contact us so that we can promptly review your specific circumstances and calculate your losses.
Wage and Hour Class Actions
Class action cases allow employees to band together to demand what is their right under the law and to make sure the rights of all employees are protected in the future.
Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience helping employees hold their employers accountable when their rights to be paid properly under the law are violated. We have obtained settlements of $17 million, $16 million, $12.5 million, $10.5 million, and $5 million.
Our founder has been named as one of the Top 50 Employment Lawyers in the State of California by the Daily Journal three years in a row. This distinguished recognition is reserved for lawyers from the top international law firms.
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