Wage and Hour Lawyer Burbank

Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with a Burbank wage and hour claims legal professional. Your first consultation is free of charge and in most cases we’ll manage your claim on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay zero attorney fees until we obtain a successful verdict or settlement for you.

Our Burbank wage & hour claim lawyers are skilled and aggressive advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Burbank disputes.

  • Are you a sales rep who had been refused your full compensation or fired in order to avoid paying your commission?
  • Are you a worker who travels between project sites that has not been paid 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 Burbank wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Burbank disputes.

  • Has your employer wrongly withheld commissions that should have been yours, per your employment agreement?
  • Were you required to work through your meal or rest breaks?
  • Were you unlawfully fired in order for your employer to avoid paying you a commission?
  • Were you informed you had to work overtime but not paid overtime?
  • Were you told to report for work at a specific time but then not compensated for time you had to wait to begin work?

There are a number of ways that companies can deceive employees out of their hourly wages, often without the worker even knowing they’re being cheated. Be it the occasional request to stay an extra hour that eventually becomes a frequent pattern – always without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, neglecting to pay workers for time worked is illegal.

Burbank wage and hour violations usually affect a whole class of workers, 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’re an hourly employee, you ARE protected from illegal and irrational employer requirements that you work overtime or work through your breaks. However, you might need legal help to ensure your rights are defended and to help you get the wages you are entitled.


One of the biggest problems regarding wage and hour lawsuits is misclassification of lower-level workers as “managers,” and misclassification of employees as “contractors” in order to evade wage and hour laws. Salaried employees whose job duties are generally routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to find out if this has happened to you.

You have a right to fair pay for the work you performed in good faith. Get in touch with our California wage and hour attorneys at the law firm of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP to set up a consultation.