Contact the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with a Hollywood wage and hour claims attorney. Your first consultation is free and in most cases we will manage your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay zero attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.
Our Hollywood wage & hour claim lawyers are experienced and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Hollywood disputes.
- Are you a sales rep who was denied your full commission or fired in order to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you a worker who travels between job sites who has not been paid for travel time during your employment?
- Are you a worker who’s frequently denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work beyond your shift?
We can help. Our Hollywood wage & hour claim attorneys are skilled and tenacious advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Hollywood disputes.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld earnings that should have been provided to you, per your employment agreement?
- Were you forced to work through your meal or rest breaks?
- Were you unlawfully fired 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 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 realizing they are being deceived. 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 pay employees for time worked is illegal.
Hollywood wage and hour violations usually affect an entire class of employees, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable 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 against unlawful and unreasonable employer requirements that you work overtime or skip breaks. But you may need legal help to ensure your rights are protected and to help you get the wages you deserve.
The most significant problems in the area of wage and hour claims is misclassification of lower-level workers as “managers,” and misclassification of employees as “contractors” in order to evade wage and hour laws. Salaried workers whose work responsibilities are generally routine may have been misclassified. Learn more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.