Wage & Overtime Violations in Southern California

Irvine Employment Law Attorney

Being compensated the proper amount for any work which you perform is expected as part of the job. Unfortunately, wage and hour laws are sometimes broken by employers who wish to save money by failing to pay their employees what is owed to them. When these issues occur, it is imperative to obtain legal help from an experienced lawyer.

At The Law Office of Thomas E. Rockett, III, we understand that you have a right to adequate compensation from your employer. With more than 25 years of experience, our Irvine employment lawyer can provide advice about your situation and your options for recovering your entitled compensation.

Overtime & Unpaid Wage Violations

Employers sometimes ask employees to “work off the clock” to get all of their work finished. If you are a nonexempt employee who works more than eight hours or 40 hours per week, and your boss asks you to work additional hours, then you may be eligible for overtime pay.

Nonexempt employees are also entitled to meal and rest periods throughout the day. In California, those who work a five-hour shift should receive an unpaid, off-duty meal period of at least 30 minutes. In addition, employers need to provide a second meal break at least 30 minutes long for all workdays on which an employee works over 10 hours, and must be provided no later than the end of an employee’s 10th hour of work.

Remedies for wage and hour violations include:

  • Unpaid wages
  • Penalties for missed meal and rest break
  • Waiting time penalties

Let Our Experienced Legal Team Start Your Claim Today

Our firm’s goal is to make sure you are treated fairly and paid any wages and benefits which you are owed and entitled to according to state and federal laws. Do not risk losing out on money that you deserve.

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