Wage and Hour
Federal and state laws set out in detail the minimum wage every worker is entitled to receive. These laws also identify which workers are entitled to receive overtime pay for working longer hours. Unfortunately, and often unintentionally, some employers fail to comply with these legal requirements. Common violations of the law related to employment wages include:
- Not paying the correct minimum wage.
- Paying the lower “training wage” or “youth minimum wage” to workers who should be paid more.
- Not paying overtime or improperly classified exempt employees.
- Making employees work “off-the-clock,” and not paying them for it.
- Deducting too much for tips.
- Deducting for wages paid in goods, such as meals or food.
The wage and hour laws are meant to protect employees, and to ensure that their employers treat them with fairness in terms of payment for work done.
If you are an employee who seeks experienced assistance concerning issues of missed meal breaks, lack of overtime pay and other unfair employment law practices. Employees often are forced to work hours in excess of eight hours, or off-the-clock, and forgo overtime pay as conditions of continuing employment.
California employees whose employers have violated the wage laws may seek to recover those wages, as well as other damages and penalties under certain circumstances either by filing an action in court (legal relief) or by pursuing an action through the Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement (“DLSE”) (administrative relief).
If you believe your employer has improperly paid you, contact The Rizzo Law Firm for help. Call today for a free initial consultation and an honest and accurate case assessment.
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