Los Angeles Wage and Hour Lawyer

Wage And Hour Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

Our Los Angeles wage and hour attorneys at Azadian Law Group, pc regularly represent clients throughout Los Angeles who are the victims of wage theft, denied overtime, misclassified as exempt employees, denied meal/rest periods, and other wage & hour employment issues.

The award winning Los Angeles Wage and Hour Lawyers at the Azadian Law Group, PC are committed to protecting employee’s rights and has successfully represented numerous employees in wage and hour disputes in both individual lawsuits and class actions. Terminating an employee who complains about not receiving all the wages they are owed is also a common form of wrongful termination.

There are hundreds of ways that employers cheat employees out of all the compensation they are owed. Some common examples of wage and hour violations, include:

  • Having employees work off-the-clock.
  • Misclassifying employees as salaried employees or independent contractors instead of hourly employees entitled to overtime compensation.
  • Having employees work during lunch or rest breaks.
  • Prohibiting overtime hours, while giving too much work to complete during non-overtime hours.
  • Having employees work at home when they are not on the clock.
  • Failing to compensate employees for travel that is required for work.
  • Not reimbursing employees for business expenses, such as cell phone usage.
  • Not paying employees for the time it takes to put on special equipment needed for work.
  • Not compensating employees for time spent going through security procedures or bag checks before or after their shifts.
  • Altering or changing an employee’s time records to reduce or remove overtime hours.
  • Not paying the correct overtime rate to employees.
  • Not including all forms of compensation (such as commissions) in calculating an employee’s overtime rate.

Azadian Law Group, PC has some of the best Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorneys. We offer free consultations to see if an employee may be entitled to additional compensation. When an employee is still employed, we also work with the employee to ensure that their concerns are documented appropriately. Our lawyers often include wage and hour claims in wrongful termination cases. Our Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorneys also have incredible experience in class action related to misclassification, overtime, and meal/rest break issues. We have recovered millions for employees who have been cheated out of all the compensation they are entitled to under the California Labor Code.

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Not only are we experts in overtime and other wage & hour laws and provide lectures to other employment lawyers on wage & hour issues, we fight employers aggressively to make sure we secure the maximum recovery for employees whose rights have been violated.

Federal and California law provides numerous protections related to the payment of wages to employees, overtime compensation, meal/rest breaks, payment of commission, and prohibiting employers for having employees work “off the clock.”

Common wage & hour claims include:

  • Misclassifying employees as “exempt” or “managerial”
  • Not paying overtime wages
  • Not providing meal and rest breaks
  • Underpayment of wages due to “rounding” time entries rather than actual time-clock entries
  • Late payment of wages or commissions
  • Not paying or reimbursing employees for necessary business expenses (including mileage reimbursement)
  • Not paying employees for time spent working or preparing for work before clocking in and after the shift ends
  • Failing to timely pay all wages owed upon termination (or within three days if the employee resigns)
  • Failing to pay all accrued vacation wages at termination

Additional helpful information from the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) can be found here.

Los Angeles Wage And Hour Disputes In The Age Of Remote Work

In recent years, various technological innovations have made it easier than ever for workers in a variety of roles and across a range of industries to work from home (or anywhere else they wish) instead of reporting to an office. Companies that conducted early remote work policy experiments have consistently found that allowing employees to work remotely typically doesn’t have a negative impact on productivity. In fact, some research indicates that productivity may increase when remote work policies are enacted.

The COVID-19 pandemic hastened the shift to remote work within many organizations. Companies that hadn’t yet tested work-from-home policies were suddenly forced to. In the aftermath, many have continued to allow employees to work from home.

This offers numerous benefits to both workers and their employers. However, the shift to remote work can have certain implications for wage and hour disputes.

For example, some workers now perform work tasks at random hours without necessarily alerting their employers. Do they deserve to be compensated for the time spent on these tasks?

That depends. Per the current statutory framework, an employer is required to compensate an employee for hours they’ve worked if the employer knew about the work being performed or “should have” known about it.Thus, if you believe you haven’t been fairly paid for time spent working at home, you’ll need to establish that your employer was aware of or should have been aware of the fact that you performed this work. This may be a task a Los Angeles wage and hour attorney can assist you with.

Other examples of issues or disputes that may arise if you work remotely include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Questions regarding whether you should be paid for hours when you felt you were expected to be available to respond to emails, chats, etc.
  • Questions regarding how hours worked should be tracked
  • Disputes regarding whether you deserve to be compensated for time spent setting up a home office
  • Disputes regarding whether you should be compensated for time spent installing software required to do your job

Those are just a few examples. If you work from home and believe your employer might be taking advantage of you, schedule a meeting at our Los Angeles wage and hour law firm. We’ll help you better understand your legal options in these circumstances.

 

How A Los Angeles Wage And Hour Attorney Can Help You

The specific ways in which a lawyer may assist you can vary depending on the nature of your case. In general, though, an attorney can:

  • Determine if you have a valid case
  • Determine how much compensation you may deserve (although they can’t ethically promise you will receive a specific amount)
  • File a claim or lawsuit and handle other such administrative tasks on your behalf
  • Apply their familiarity with the relevant statutes to demonstrate that a law has been broken
  • Answer your questions and inform you of your legal rights

Contact Our Skilled Wage & Hour Los Angeles Employment Lawyers For A Free Consultation Regarding Your Rights And Recovery

If you believe that your employer has failed to follow the law in the payment of your wages, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced employment attorney who will evaluate your options under the law to enable you to obtain justice and monetary compensation.

Please call 626-449-4944 or 213-229-9031 or 949-662-5405 for a free consultation. 

As we never charge our clients a penny out-of-pocket, you can rest assured that when we accept a case, we are standing behind our client 100% and will fight aggressively for their rights.

Everyone deserves to be paid fairly for the work they do each day. However, there are times when employers use various methods to avoid paying a fair wage to employees. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are here to help if you need a Los Angeles wage and hour attorney. We will investigate what your employer has done and work to secure the compensation you need. Today, we want to answer some common questions we receive about this topic.

There are various ways in which employers commit wage and hourly pay fraud. This can include the following:

  • Misclassifying employees as “exempt” or “managerial.” We often see many employees classified as independent contractors or freelancers as a way for employers to avoid many expenses, including the need to pay fair wages.
  • Not providing overtime wages.
  • Not providing rest or meal breaks.
  • Underpaying employees by rounding time entries rather than using actual time-clock entries.
  • Late payment of wages and commissions.
  • Not reimbursing employees for necessary business expenses.
  • Not paying employees for time spent working or prepping for work before clocking in and after their shift ends.
  • Failing to pay all wages owed when terminated or when an employee resigns.
  • Failing to pay accrued vacation wages upon termination.

The California minimum wage is currently:

  • $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.
  • $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

Every January 1, these wages will increase a dollar an hour until 2023.

Municipalities throughout the state have different minimum wages. The Los Angeles minimum wage, as of July 1, 2019, is as follows:

  • $14.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.
  • $13.25 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees or nonprofits with 26 or more employees.

On July 1, 2020, those minimums will increase to $15.00 and $14.25, respectively.

In many cases, a person who experienced wage and hour fraud is afraid they will lose their jobs or experience retaliation from their employer by reporting the issue. It is often not easy to find another place of employment, and many would rather take the change on unreliable or unfair wages than risk losing the job and having no income at all.

After we have investigated and proven your case, we will move to secure the compensation you deserve for what has happened. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we know that holding employers accountable for their actions will help prevent this from happening to anyone in the future. We will work to secure:

  • Any unpaid wages you did not receive
  • Interest on those unpaid wages
  • A waiting time penalty
  • Court costs and legal fees

When you need a Los Angeles wage and hour attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 213-229-9031.

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