Contact the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with a Fillmore wage and hour claims legal professional. Your first consultation is free of charge and in most cases we will handle your claim on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until we obtain a successful verdict or settlement for you. Our Fillmore wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and tenacious advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Fillmore controversies.
- Are you a sales rep who had been refused your full compensation or fired in order to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you an employee who travels between project sites that has not been compensated for travel time during your employment?
- Are you a worker who is often denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Fillmore wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Fillmore disputes.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld commissions that should have been yours, per your employment agreement?
- Were you forced to work through your meal or rest breaks?
- Were you wrongfully terminated in order for your employer to not have to pay you a commission?
- Were you told you had to work overtime but not compensated for it?
- Were you told to report for work at a certain time but then not compensated for time you had to wait to begin work?
There are a number of ways that businesses can deceive employees out of their rightful wages, oftentimes without the employee even knowing they’re being deceived. Be it the occasional request to stay an extra hour that then becomes a frequent pattern – consistently without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t take your lunch break, neglecting to pay workers for time worked is illegal. Fillmore wage and hour offenses often affect a whole class of workers, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most susceptible but many hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws help them. If you’re an hourly worker, you ARE protected from unlawful and irrational employer demands that you work overtime or skip breaks. However, you may need legal advice to be sure your rights are protected and to assist you in getting the wages you are entitled. Misclassification The most significant issues regarding wage and hour claims is misclassification of lower-level workers as “managers,” and misclassification of employees as “contractors” in order to avoid wage and hour laws. Salaried workers whose job duties are generally routine may have been misclassified. Learn more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.