Overtime Pay Dispute California Lawyers
Most employers gladly pay for overtime when it is necessary to complete a project on time, keep up with a high volume of work, make up for a staff shortage, or achieve other business goals. However, some companies implement all kinds of underhanded and illegal methods to avoid paying the overtime wages their employees deserve under the law.
When this happens, employees can and should involve an attorney.
Our Skilled Southern California Employment Lawyers Will Fight for You
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we are passionate about protecting your rights in the face of overtime violations. We have partnered with the prominent employment law firm Perona, Langer, Beck, and Harrison to ensure our clients get the help they need to successfully pursue unpaid overtime claims against their employers. Together, our firms have helped many, many clients and secured millions of dollars in compensation. You can trust us to do everything in our power to help you too.
Know Your Employee Rights
With some exceptions for “exempt” positions, workers are entitled to time and a half pay any time they work more than 40 hours in one work week or 8 hours per day. Employees are entitled to double pay for hours over 12 in a day.
It is illegal for your employer to use any of the following tactics to withhold overtime pay:
- Forcing employees to work off the clock.
- Averaging work hours over two weeks.
- Claiming overtime was unauthorized.
- Failing to pay workers for meetings, training, take-home work, or short breaks in an attempt to keep their hours down.
- Paying workers in comp time rather than overtime wages.
- Misclassifying employees as exempt—such as by giving an employee a management title with no management duties.
If you even suspect that you are being unlawfully denied your overtime pay, we encourage you to contact us. During your free initial consultation, we will help you understand if the mistreatment you have experienced justifies legal action.
Are There Any Risks When Filing an Overtime Claim?
Often, employees are afraid to take legal action against their employers—or even seek out information about a potential legal action—because they are afraid they will be punished. Don’t let this fear rob you of your rightful compensation! There is actually nothing to lose by pursuing an overtime claim, and potentially a lot to gain.
First of all, remember that all consultations with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker are confidential. We will not disclose anything you discuss to your employer or anyone else without your permission.
Secondly, remember that if you do decide to file a claim, it is illegal for your employer to punish you in any way. For example, if they cut your hours, demote you, or even fire you, this would be considered retaliation. Retaliation is illegal and would give you grounds for additional legal action against your employer.
Why Hire A Lawyer From The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker
- We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
- Our alliance with PLBH gives us access to ample resources for even the most complicated cases.
- You don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case.
Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker Now To Learn More
If you would like more information about a potential unpaid overtime lawsuit, please contact us at 866-536-5788. If your case has merit we will represent you with no legal fees due unless we win your case. You also can submit your case online through our case submission form.