California wage and hour laws set forth several requirements with regard to minimum wages, tips, lunch and meal breaks, other work-related breaks, the definition of time worked, the timing of wage payments, and the manner of wage payments. Employers who violate state or federal laws can be held accountable for oversights in these areas, and a wage and hour attorney in San Mateo can help you get justice.
Every person who lawfully works in California has the right to be paid fairly for the wages they have earned and should also be entitled to appropriate benefits when applicable. Wage and hour violations can encompass a number of different acts.
Some common wage and hour violations include:
One of the most common issues in wage and hour violations concerns employee misclassification. Some employers misclassify employees as managers or assistant managers, which should not automatically disqualify the employee’s right to overtime compensation, rest breaks, or meal periods as employees have to satisfy very specific requirements to be considered exempt from overtime and rest/meal periods.
In other cases, employers misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying payroll taxes, minimum wage, and overtime, as well as offering meal breaks, rest breaks, health benefits, and expense reimbursement. Some employees may be misclassified as exempt workers, which can affect the employee’s rights to minimum wage, overtime pay, and more.
Other kinds of wage and hour violations can include employers having employees sign void releases, which are typically one-sided severance agreements. Furthermore, employers also withhold pay following termination, which is also a violation of state law.
Are you dealing with any kind of wage or hour dispute in the San Mateo area of California? Make sure you get in touch with Minnis & Smallets LLP so you can get help understanding what legal options you have.
Our firm regularly handles all kinds of wage and hour claims in California, so you can know that we offer an unparalleled level of experience in handling these claims. You may call us or contact us online to set up a free consultation that will let us take a longer look at your case and describe what you can do to be properly compensated for your efforts.
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