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  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.

Stand Up for Your Rights. We’ll Stand with You!

  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.

Overtime Pay Rules and Regulations — Advice from Experienced Attorneys

  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.

Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs Serving Clients Throughout California

  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





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“Mr. Heinrichs is truly the most caring attorney I have ever met. After calling for an initial consult and leaving a message, my call was returned with in 30 minutes. He listened to me with out making me feel like a dollar sign and agreed to take on my case. I never had a problem communicating with him. He explained the process and informed me of every next step. I always knew what to expect and what time frame I was looking at. He worked hard on my case and I was happy with the outcome.” Amy L. Lakeside, CA _____________________
“This is the second time I employed the service of this firm and I got a very positive outcome from my labor issue. Mr. Heinrichs is very understanding and professional and his negotiation skills are very effective in lending a voice to any employee that has to face a well defended and lawyered up corporation. I also recommended him to a friend of mine a couple of years back and he was able to also get a decent severance package for that person.”
M. S. Del Mar, CA _____________________
“Ward Heinrichs was very effective in helping me resolve my labor issues with my company. He advised me on settlements and we received the desired outcome very quickly. He also ran through various options on his fees and let me chose the one that worked for me. He is a pleasant and professional attorney and I recommend him highly.” L R. San Diego, CA _____________________
“My name is Jeffrey Walters and I was the lead class representative in a case against Pacific Eagle International Security, Inc., a company that provided armed security guard services for the U.S. Navy. During our case, Ward Heinrichs always responded to my phone calls and many e-mails regarding the many problems we all faced with this case. We worked closely together to prove that California wage law applied to Pacific Eagle, even though the class of security guards worked on property controlled by the Navy. Pacific Eagle believed that only federal wage law applied to it. Without Mr. Heinrichs’ unwavering persistence and total command of the difficult issues in the case, we probably would never have received the money Pacific Eagle owed us. Mr. Heinrichs presented the case through facts obtained through vigorous research. After two years of litigation, Pacific Eagle finally agreed to pay $900,000.00 to settle the class action for unpaid wages, un-reimbursed expenses, penalties, etc. I received $15,000.00 for being one of the class representatives in addition to my share of the money that Pacific Eagle owed me and my fellow security guards. I am very grateful for the hard work and commitment.”
Jeffrey Walters _____________________
“Ward Heinrichs is professional and knows employment law. He is personable, always answers his phone and was available anytime I called. As a person in transition for the very first time in 25 years, he has helped me move forward without any regrets. I would recommend Mr. Heinrichs for any employment related dispute.”
JFM Temecula, Ca. _____________________