One thing is certain: you work to live and you need to be paid in order to survive in today’s society.
Under California law, employers are required to pay additional compensation to eligible employees who work more than eight hours in a day and 40 hours in a week. For every hour over eight in a day and 40 hours in any given workweek, the employer must pay the eligible employee at least one and one-half times the employee’s ordinary hourly rate.
Required Meal and Rest Breaks
Many employees do not realize that they are being shortchanged when it comes to meal and rest breaks. Nonexempt (usually hourly) employees are entitled to a paid 10-minute rest break for every four hours on the clock, and a half-hour meal break for every five hours worked. These breaks should be uninterrupted so that the employee may do whatever he or she wants to do during that time.
It may seem like only a few minutes here and there with the loss of small amounts of money, but they add up. You may also be entitled to recover penalties and interest for these shortages in your pay. An experienced California wage and hour lawyer can calculate what is owed to you.
If you are not receiving the wages or breaks you are owed, contact the Santa Monica wage and hour attorneys at Davis*Gavsie & Hakim, LLP. We represent clients in every industry, from security, entertainment and restaurants to retail, educational institutions and agriculture.
Shortchanging Employees Is Theft
The truth of the matter is, employers who are shortchanging their employees in any amount are stealing. An overtime lawsuit brought against these employers results in not only the return of wages lost, but it sends the message that employees deserve to be paid what they are owed. Allow our Los Angeles unpaid wages attorneys to fight for your rights.
If you think your claim for unpaid wages or missed breaks is too small to pursue, it may make sense as a Class- Action case. We have experience with Class- Actions and can help you send the message that employees deserve to be paid for their work.
Contact Davis*Gavsie & Hakim, LLP, for More Information
Our law firm is 100 percent dedicated to employment law. We offer a free phone consultation, and our office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We offer after-hours and weekend appointments to those in need. We speak Farsi. Call 310-955-4724 or fill out a contact form for more information.