Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with an Agoura Hills wage and hour claims attorney. Your preliminary consultation is free of charge and in most cases we’ll take on your case on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay absolutely no attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.
Our Agoura Hills wage & hour claim lawyers are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Agoura Hills disputes.
- Are you a salesperson who had been denied your full commission or fired to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you an employee who travels between project sites who has not been compensated for travel expenses during your employment?
- Are you an employee who is regularly denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work beyond your shift?
We can help. Our Agoura Hills wage & hour claim lawyers are skilled and aggressive advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Agoura Hills controversies.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld commissions that should have been provided to you, per your employment agreement?
- Were you forced to work through your meal or rest breaks?
- Were you wrongfully fired in order for your employer to not have to pay you a commission?
- Were you informed you had to work overtime but not paid overtime?
- Were you instructed to report for work at a certain time but then not paid for time you had to wait to begin work?
There are a number of ways that businesses can cheat employees out of their hourly wages, oftentimes without the worker even knowing they’re being deceived. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an additional hour that soon becomes a frequent pattern – always without compensation – or the “press of business” that means you can’t take your lunch break, failing to compensate workers for time worked is against the law.
Agoura Hills wage and hour offenses usually affect an entire class of employees, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most susceptible but most hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws help them.
If you are an hourly worker, you ARE protected against illegal and unreasonable employer requirements that you work overtime or work through your breaks. However, you may need legal help to be sure your rights are protected and to assist you in getting the wages you are entitled.
One of the biggest issues in the area of wage and hour lawsuits is misclassification of lower-level workers as “managers,” and misclassification of employees as “contractors” in order to bypass wage and hour laws. Salaried employees whose work responsibilities are generally routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to find out if this has happened to you.