Workers who are non-exempt under California law are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than eight hours in a day and 40 hours in a week. Furthermore, all workers are entitled to specified meal and break periods. Too often, California employers skirt these rules. Some do so by deliberately misclassifying workers as “exempt.” Some seek to avoid paying overtime by paying fixed salaries to non-exempt workers. Some even force hourly workers to “punch out” at eight hours of work, then work “off the clock.”
California law provides for attorneys to enforce the California Labor Code against wage-and-hour violations, through lawsuits against employers. Employees who have been cheated out of overtime pay or rest or meal periods may recover attorney fees from their employers, in addition to the pay they were denied.
At The Kristy Law Firm, we represent plaintiffs whose employers have failed to pay them all overtime wages due to them. We also represent employees who have been denied meal or rest breaks. Moreover, we represent whole groups of such employees in class actions against large corporate employers. We fight, aggressively but ethically, for the rights of hourly workers and help protect them from retaliation by their employers. We believe that no business should get away with cheating its employees out of overtime wages or break periods. For this reason, we also sue such violators under California’s Unfair Competition Law.
We offer a free evaluation of your potential wage-and-hour case. We represent employees on a contingency-fee basis, which means that our clients owe us nothing unless and until we recover money for them. If you believe you may have been unfairly denied overtime pay or break periods, call us today for a free evaluation of your case. Or, fill out the contact form for a free evaluation. Thank you, we look forward to discussing your case with you.