Anyone who are not earning the right wage or has unpaid wages, our wage and hour lawyer can help by suing the employer at no cost to you.
The current federal minimum wage for California is $8.25 per hour. Some cities also have their own wage and hour laws which go above and beyond the state or federal standards. The laws by state govern minimum wage and also control how overtime and meal breaks are calculated.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that encompasses a number of wage and hour laws. This helps to regulate wage standards, including the minimum wage as well as overtime. The IRS is responsible for other aspects of minimum wage, including when it is possible to pay less than federal standard minimum wage, such as when working for tips.
The FLSA states that employers are required to pay overtime to employees when they work more than 40 hours a week. Overtime is to be paid at a rate of one and a half times (1.5) the rate of normal pay for the employee.
Unpaid Wage Laws for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
Employees will fall into classifications of either “exempt” or “non-exempt” employees. The FLSA holds dozens of exemptions that would prevent an employee from being subject to the overtime requirements. For example, those who are “white collar” including executive, professional and administrative employees may be on salary and therefore not entitled to overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a single work week.
Some employers will use a comp-time system. These are legal for exempt employees, but not for non-exempt employees. If you have been given comp time in lieu of overtime as a non-exempt employee, you may be able to sue your employer. The comp-time works so that those who are exempt can receive time off for working long hours.
Employers usually have a system in place that is clearly documented and in practice with a Wage and Hour Compliance Manual. Employers can also use a self-audit workbook in order to ensure they are in compliance with all aspects of the wage and hour laws.
A wage and hour attorney can look at your paystubs and determine if you have been unfairly paid. You may not be receiving the correct amount of pay, not being paid for overtime, or not being paid properly for the overtime that you work. Some employers do this deceitfully while others are not aware of the laws. Our unpaid wage attorney can help to determine if you have a valid claim for lost wages.
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