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Wage and Hour Violations — Class-Action Litigation Lawyers

  We handle wage and hour claims on behalf of employees who have not been fully paid for their work, reimbursed for their expenses, paid incentive bonuses or commissions that they have earned, or otherwise treated unfairly in violation of California wage and hour laws.

Our Legal Team, Standing Up for Employee Rights

  No case is too complex for our team of experienced and aggressive trial lawyers. Attorneys at
Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs have many years of combined experience protecting employees’ rights throughout California.

Wage and Hour Law Violations

There are many ways that employers can violate wage and hour laws:

  • Cheating employees by failing to pay overtime pay that has been earned
  • Failing to reimburse employees for work expenses that must be reimbursed in accordance with state law
  • Mischaracterizing hourly employees as salaried employees
  • Mischaracterizing employees as independent contractors
  • Discouraging or even penalizing employees for taking rest and lunch breaks that employees are entitled to receive by California law

Class-Action Litigation

  Employment class actions allow employees with similar claims against an employer to bring those claims in one case. As a result, individuals with small claims that may not be worth filing can join together to right the wrongs they have suffered. In many cases, only one employee actually puts his or her name on a case.

  Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs handles class-action litigation on behalf of employees throughout California who have suffered financial loss as a result of mass layoffs or wage and hour violations. We also handle consumer class actions for victims of consumer fraud and unfair business practices.

Wrongful Termination and Retaliation

  If you feel as though you have been wrongfully terminated or retaliated against, our lawyers know how to help. We are passionate in our representation of employees and feel strongly about protecting your rights.

Contact a Knowledgeable San Diego Lawyer Regarding Your Employment Law and Wage Disputes

  Employment law is a rapidly developing area of law. Our San Diego ,  are cutting edge, staying up to date on the changes that affect you. If your right to overtime pay, vacation pay, bonus pay, expense reimbursement, meal and rest breaks, or any other wage and hour right has been violated,

Initial consultations are always free.

Call: 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. _____________________