If your employer has unfairly compensated you for work you dutifully carried out, the process of recovering the wages you deserve can be a challenging and painful process. Whether you are on an hourly wage or salary, you may have concerns about your compensation. Employers sometimes intentionally engage in misclassifcation, classifying workers as salaried employees to avoid paying overtime wages.
Some employers have made honest errors, but others have deliberately paid their employees less than they are in due. Regardless of the situation, it is unlikely that your employer will regard your claim as valid. It is thus in your best interest to contact Southern California wage and hour lawyers DesJardins and Panitz.
WAGE AND HOUR CLAIMS – DEFENDING YOUR RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION
In California, employee wages are protected by the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These laws cover overtime wages, exempt vs. non-exempt job classifications, minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, and other important wage and hour issues. As an employee, you have the right to be compensated for the number of hours worked and you should be paid twice per month or more frequently (though there are a few exceptions to this rule). The manner of payment is different for exempt and non-exempt employees. Exempt is the category for salary employees who do not receive overtime; non-exempt employees are paid by the hour and are thus eligible for overtime pay.
CONTACT A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WAGE AND HOUR ATTORNEY
At DesJardins and Panitz, our wage and hour violation lawyers fight for just compensation for employees who have been treated unfairly by their employers. We give each client personalized and individual attention, knowing that the best outcomes result from the most thorough knowledge of each case’s specfics. To learn how our attorneys can help protect your legal rights, contact the Law Offices of DesJardins and Panitz today.