El Cajon Pay Dispute Attorneys and Overtime Dispute Lawyers at Ceartas Legal LLP represent plaintiff employees in wage and hour disputes against an employer. We are dedicated to preserving and protecting our clients’ rights in many types of employment law matters.
Has your employer violated federal or state laws regarding your pay? We can help you get the money you are owed. Call El Cajon Wage and Hour Attorneys Timothy Keegan and Greg Klawitter for a confidential consultation regarding your unique situation. We will discuss your rights and design a plan of action to secure the compensation you deserve.
Wage and Overtime Attorneys Serving Clients in El Cajon
Under California Law and the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to compensate workers appropriately. Laws regulating pay cover the following situations:
Independent Contractors and Misclassification
Exempt (Salaried) Employees
Non-Exempt (Wage Earners)
Work Expenses (Unreimbursed)
Work Performed off the Clock
The law provides for non-exempt workers to be compensated following minimum wage rules for each hour of work. Overtime wages equal to 1.5 times the amount of regular pay must be given to wage earners who work over 8 hours in one shift and during the first 8 hours on the 7th consecutive work day. The law mandates double pay for every hour worked over 12 in a shift and every hour of work after the first 8 during the 7th consecutive day of work.
If your job requires you to have a non-traditional schedule by working 40 hours over a four day period, you may only receive the overtime rate of pay when you work over your regular 40 hours.
Employers must make the overtime compensation available to the employee at their next regularly scheduled payday. If your employer has refused to pay your wages in a timely manner, our El Cajon Overtime Dispute Lawyers and Pay Dispute Attorneys are prepared to bring legal action on your behalf. Withholding pay violates the law and the employer may be fined.
After an employee is fired, the employer must present the employee with their final check, including unused paid time off.
If the worker quits voluntarily and does not give notice, the employer has 3 days to deliver the final pay. Workers who provide the notice are to be given the final pay on their last work day. An employer who fails to follow this pay structure may be liable for additional fines which are increased for each day the final paycheck is delayed. These fines can accrue for a maximum of 30 days.
Because these guidelines are complex, our El Cajon Wage and Hour Lawyers will review your situation to determine the best course of action for pursuing the compensation owed to you.
Contact El Cajon Wage and Overtime Violation Lawyers
At Ceartas Legal, our Wage and Hour Attorneys advocate for the rights of plaintiff employees who have pay disputes with an employer. We understand that you work extremely hard for your money, and we are dedicated to securing the compensation that is due to you.
Contact our El Cajon Wage and Hour Lawyers by calling (619) 819-9396 or (619) 819-5120. During your free consultation, we will discuss the circumstances of your situation and offer an honest case evaluation. Submit your information online with our Case Evaluation Form, and we will contact you for a convenient appointment.