The idea that a worker should be compensated for the hours they work is not a controversial idea. That said, people all across the state are shortchanged every year when it comes to overtime pay. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we are proud to offer a range of employment law assistance, including help with overtime wage law. If you have reason to believe that your employer has shortchanged you on overtime pay, then we encourage you to read on and then contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
You can count on us to fight for you
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are proud to work with an employment law firm that offers incredible representation for any and all overtime pay disputes. We have worked side by side with them to help clients secure millions in compensation. If you need assistance you need it right away, then you need to contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
It’s important to know your rights
Every California worker who is not in an exempt position is legally entitled to two different types of overtime. First, they get time and a half when they work in excess of 40 hours within the same week. Second, they are entitled to time and a half when they work more than eight hours in a single day. In the event that you work in excess of 12 hours in the same day, you are entitled to double pay. The best way to prevent being taken advantage of is to know these rights.
Employers can do a number of things to underhand your overtime pay
There are unfortunately many steps that employers sometimes take to prevent their employees from getting the overtime pay they are legally entitled to. For example, an employer may claim after the fact that overtime wasn’t authorized, they may force their employee to work off the clock, they may average out work hours over two weeks instead of by week or by day as required by law, or they may work to keep hours down by not paying employees during meetings, at-home work, breaks, or training.
Other tactics employers have been known to take are to misclassify an employee, such as making them a management by title only with no duties associated with management, or by offering workers comp time instead of the overtime wages they are owed.
You cannot legally be fired for bringing a suit against your employer
We encourage anyone who has not been paid the overtime they are due to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. However, we understand that employees sometimes don’t want to do so because they fear that their employer will react by firing them. The good news is that it is entirely illegal to be fired for bringing a suit. In even better news, you have an experienced employment attorney on your side. Call us today and let’s get started.