Qualified Unpaid Wages Lawyer in Los Angeles
You count on being paid by your job. When you go to work, and you work hard and do what you’re supposed to, you expect to be paid. Too often, companies don’t properly pay their employees all of the compensation that they are owed, in violation of workers’ rights. If you feel that your employer is not paying you all that you are owed, help is available. With a qualified unpaid wages lawyer in Los Angeles on your side, you can get the money you’re entitled to.
Lawyers that Handle Unpaid Wages Cases
Another reason to hire an unpaid wages lawyer in Los Angeles is extensive off the clock work, or money being withheld from your paycheck. This is often the case for jobs that require travel between various job sites, people who have to drive for work and are expected to be “on call” for jobs, or employees who have to participate in required training or meetings without compensation and on days that they are not scheduled to work. Sometime employers will try to cite employees with “infractions” or “penalties” and withhold money from paychecks. If this is happening to you, you are not alone. Contact our team at Dadgostar Law for help on what to do next.
Lawyer for Unpaid Overtime
A qualified unpaid wages lawyer in Los Angeles can help you to get the overtime that you’re entitled to. In California, employers have to pay “the rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight hours, up to and including twelve hours in any workday, and for the first eight hours of work on the seventh consecutive day of work in a work week.” [emphasis added.] Furthermore, employees are entitled to “Double the employee's regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.” [emphasis added.] Sometimes to get out of paying employees for overtime (time worked more than 8 hours a day, OR for time being worked on the seventh day in a row), employers may misclassify employees as “independent contractors.” If you are working long hours, and feel that you have not been paid properly for all the overtime hours that you have been working, it is critical that you contact our team to see if you have a case against your employer and find the best way forward. At Dadgostar Law, we’ve helped employees fight for the recovery of hard-earned unpaid overtime.
An Employment Attorney You Can Trust
When your employer doesn’t pay you for your work, or the long hours of overtime you put in, it’s natural to feel like you’re trapped. Contact us at (310) 820-1022 or send us a message through our website to set up a free consultation as to your rights.