Wage and Hour Lawyer Calabasas

Contact the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Calabasas wage and hour claims legal professional. Your initial consultation is free of charge and in most cases we’ll take on your claim on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay absolutely no attorney fees until we achieve a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.

Our Calabasas wage & hour claim attorneys are skilled and aggressive advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Calabasas controversies.

  • Are you a salesperson who had been refused your full compensation or terminated to avoid paying your commission?
  • Are you a worker who travels between project sites that has not been compensated for travel time during your employment?
  • Are you a worker who is frequently denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work beyond your shift?

We can help. Our Calabasas wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Calabasas controversies.

  • Has your employer wrongly withheld earnings that should have been yours, per your employment agreement?
  • Were you forced to work through your meal or rest breaks?
  • Were you unlawfully terminated 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 instructed to report for work at a specific 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, often without the worker even knowing they are being cheated. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an extra hour that then becomes a frequent pattern – always without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, failing to compensate employees for time worked is against the law.

Calabasas wage and hour violations usually affect a whole class of employees, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable but most hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.

If you are an hourly worker, you ARE protected against illegal and irrational employer demands that you work overtime or work through your breaks. But you might need legal advice to ensure your rights are protected and to help you get the wages you deserve.


One of the biggest concerns regarding wage and hour lawsuits is misclassification of lower-level workers as “managers,” and misclassification of employees as “contractors” in order to avoid wage and hour laws. Salaried employees whose responsibilities are generally routine may have been misclassified. Learn more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.

You have the right to fair pay for the tasks you executed in good faith. Call our California wage and hour lawyers at the law firm of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP to set up a consultation.