Get paid for your work.
Employment should be straightforward - you put in the hours and receive fair compensation for your work. Unfortunately, employers may try to exploit loopholes and underpay employees. This is where an experienced employment law firm comes in.
We can help you assert your wage and hour rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you believe your employer has not treated you fairly. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you achieve the justice you deserve.
What are my wage and hour rights?
California law grants you many rights as a non-exempt employee. You have the right to a minimum wage, you have a right to overtime pay, and you have a right to take breaks. If you are an exempt employee these rights may still apply, there is a possibility that you may have been misclassified.
The minimum wage in California is $15.50 as of Jan 1, 2023. Depending on the county and industry that you work in, the minimum wage could be as high as over $18 per hour.
If you are an exempt employee or paid on a salary basis, then you should be paid at a minimum of $64,480 per year. This applies to employees working for employers of any size.
If you are a non exempt employee, then you have a right to overtime when you:
perform any work over 8 hours in a single day
perform any work over 40 hours in a single work week
perform any work on your 7th day of work in a single work week
Exempt employee misclassification
There are strict requirements to being classified as an exempt employee in California, but they vary based on industry and profession. Reach out to us with the details of your job so we can make a determination. You may be entitled to overtime pay.
Rest breaks & meal periods
You have the right to take one 10-minute rest break for every 4 hours that you are scheduled to work. You also have the right to take no less than one 30-minute meal break if you are scheduled to work more than 5 hours. You have the right to take two 30-minute meal breaks if you are scheduled to work more than 10 hours.
My wage and hour rights were violated.
What can I do about it?
If your employer violated your wage and hour rights and you're owed money, then give us a call.
We are an employment law firm based in Santa Ana, CA. Our employee attorneys are here to support the workers of Santa Ana that have had their wage and hour rights violated.