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Wage and Hour Lawyer in Orange County, CA

Whether the economy is booming or going along at a slower pace, there will always be employers who do not pay fair wages. If that has happened to you and you need a wage and hour lawyer in Orange County, CA, we are ready to get to work today. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, you can count on having a team by your side that will investigate all aspects of your case. Our goal is to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve and that the unfair wage practices stop.

What we know about Orange County wage & hourly pay

What is a fair wage in California?

First, the minimum wage in California must be abided by at all times. In 2019, that means employers in Orange County who have 25 employees or less must pay workers $11 an hour. For those with more employees, the minimum wage is $12.00.

Please know that many municipalities around the state have an even higher minimum wage.

  • California law requires employers to pay overtime to workers after 8 hours a day or more than 40 hours a week.

What are the most common wage and hour claims we handle?

  • Not paying overtime to employees
  • Not providing rest or meal breaks
  • Employers rounding a worker’s time down
  • Late payments on wages or commissions
  • Not reimbursing staff for business expenses
  • Failing to pay wages upon termination (including vacation wages accrued)

Misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor in order to avoid paying them a fair wage is also illegal, and recent California Supreme Court cases have better defined whether or not an employee can be classified as such. Your OC wage & hour attorney can help you sort through whether you have been misclassified.

Why is reporting this difficult?

We recognize that many people are scared to report instances of wage fraud. That is because many people simply cannot leave the job they are in and find another one, even if they are experiencing problems with their pay. Particularly at risk of unfair wage practices are minorities, including immigrants.

What we often discover is that wage fraud is tied directly to worker discrimination based on their race, ethnicity, gender, or other factor.

We can move forward together

If you are suffering because your employer has refused to pay you a fair wage, please seek legal assistance now. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we understand that you deserve fair pay. That is why we are going to get to work immediately. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Backpay/unpaid wages
  • Interest on the unpaid wages
  • A waiting time penalty
  • Coverage of your court costs and legal fees

You will not see a bill from us unless we are successful in getting you the money you deserve. If you need an Orange County wage and hour attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 949-662-5405.

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