It is not a contentious idea that a worker should be compensated for the hours they labor. Nonetheless, every year, folks all around the state are shortchanged when it comes to overtime pay. We are delighted to offer a variety of employment law services, including aid with overtime wage laws, at DLC Law. If you have cause to believe your employer has underpaid you for overtime work, please read on and then call us at (626) 285-8815 for a free legal consultation.
You can rely on us to stand up for you
We are delighted to partner with an employment law firm that provides outstanding representation for any and all overtime pay disputes at DLC Law. We’ve collaborated with them to assist clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. If you require immediate assistance, please call us at (626) 285-8815 to for a free legal consultation.
It’s critical to understand your legal rights
Every non-exempt California employee is legally entitled to two types of overtime. First, they get paid time and a half if they work more than 40 hours in a week. Second, if they work more than eight hours in a single day, they are entitled to time and a half. If you labor for more than 12 hours in a single day, you are entitled to double pay. Knowing your rights is the best way to avoid being taken advantage of.
Employers can defraud you of overtime compensation in a variety of ways
Employers, sadly, occasionally use a variety of methods to prevent their employees from receiving the overtime pay to which they are legally entitled. For example, an employer may claim that overtime was not authorized after the fact, force an employee to work off the clock, average work hours over two weeks rather than by week or day as required by law, or work to keep hours down by not paying employees during meetings, at-home work, breaks, or training.
Misclassifying an employee, such as making them a management by title only with no responsibilities connected with management, or granting workers comp time instead of the overtime wages they are earned, are two more strategies that employers have been known to use.
You cannot be dismissed for filing a lawsuit against your boss
We advise anyone who has not been paid overtime to contact DLC Law for a free legal consultation at (626) 285-8815. However, we recognize that employees may be hesitant to do so because they are concerned that their employer may retaliate by terminating their employment. The good news is that being fired for filing a lawsuit is against the law. Even better, you’re represented by an expert employment lawyer. Let’s get started today by giving us a call.