In this economy, more and more employers are cutting corners, asking employees to work extra hours without pay. Too often, employees simply do what they are told.
With the exception of certain exempt employees, all California employees must be fairly compensated for overtime work. Overtime work includes working any extra hours, including working during lunch. Even if you make the choice to work longer hours (perhaps you have too much work to do in 40 hours), your employer must compensate you for the time you work.
You gave your services and your employer unfairly reaped the benefits. Do not accept unjust treatment. Contact our San Diego law firm.
At Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs, our California attorneys have more than 40 combined years of experience in obtaining unpaid overtime for employees. We have represented both employers and employees in employment law disputes for many years. Knowing both sides of the law helps us make your claim in the most effective way possible. With that perspective, we have the drive and the legal knowledge necessary to prepare a strong unpaid overtime case on your behalf.
Anyone who is not exempt from California’s wage and hour law is entitled to overtime pay. This can include on-the-clock employees forced to work off-the-clock without compensation, individuals with high salaries, managers who are misclassified as exempt employees and others. Not sure if you are nonexempt or exempt? We can help you determine your employment status and decide whether you should bring a claim.
If you are not alone — if your employer has unlawfully forced other employees to work overtime — we may be able to help you and your fellow employees bring a class-action lawsuit against your employer.
Our employment law attorneys bring claims on behalf of employees throughout California, including clients in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.
For more information, you can contact us at: 858-292-0792