Los Angeles Unpaid Wages Attorney Getting You The Full Wages You Deserve
As an employee, you are entitled to fair wages in accordance with state and federal employment laws. Far too often, however, employers try to cut corners or save money by violating those laws. You have the right to take legal action and obtain the compensation you deserve.
The employment law firm of J. Gill Law Group, P.C., can help you take action. The firm is led by award-winning attorney Jasmin Gill in Los Angeles. She has devoted her career to standing up for employees’ rights across California.
You Have Wage Rights Under State And Federal Law
There are many nuances to state and federal employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Generally, California wage and hour laws are more protective of employees than federal laws. Under both, you are protected from employment retaliation.
As an employee in California, you have important rights such as:
- The right to minimum wage
- The right to overtime if you are an hourly employee working more than eight hours per day or 40 hours per week
- The right to legally compliant meal and rest breaks if you are an hourly-paid non-exempt employee
In addition, employers sometimes misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid having to pay them more. If this is true for you, it is important to consult with an attorney so you can enforce your rights.
What Kinds Of Compensation Can You Get For Wage And Hour Violations?
Through legal action, you can pursue the full compensation that your employer has failed to pay you, plus penalties and interest. Your employer may also be required to pay your attorney’s fees.
In some cases – for example, if your employer intentionally violated the law – you may be entitled to additional compensation up to double the amount of your unpaid wage claim or minimum wage claim, plus interest. Some large-scale wage and hours violations may be grounds for a class action claim.
Start Reclaiming Your Power Today
Not receiving the wages owed to you can feel incredibly disempowering. Attorney Gill can help you reclaim that power and seek justice. She is highly familiar with all aspects of wage and hours laws. She can review your situation and advise you of whether your rights have been violated and what kinds of compensation you can pursue.
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