Wage and Hour Lawyer Los Angeles

Get in touch with the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Los Angeles wage and hour claims lawyer. Your initial consultation is free and in most instances we will manage your claim on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no attorney fees until we achieve a successful verdict or settlement for you.

Our Los Angeles wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and tenacious advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Los Angeles controversies.

  •  Are you a sales rep who had been denied your full commission or fired in order to avoid paying your commission?
  •  Are you an employee who travels between job sites who has not been compensated for travel expenses during your employment?
  •  Are you an employee who is often denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work beyond your shift?

We can help. Our Los Angeles wage & hour claim lawyers are knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Los Angeles controversies.

  •  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 avoid paying you a commission?
  •  Were you informed you had to work overtime but not compensated for it?
  •  Were you told to report for work at a specific time but then not paid for time you had to wait to start work?

There are many ways that employers can cheat employees out of their rightful wages, often without the employee even knowing they are being cheated. Be it the occasional request to stay an additional hour that then becomes a regular pattern – always without compensation – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, neglecting to pay workers for time worked is illegal.

Los Angeles wage and hour violations usually affect an entire class of employees, not just one employee. Immigrant workers are most susceptible but most hourly workers are not well informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.

If you’re an hourly employee, you ARE protected against unlawful and irrational employer requirements that you work overtime or skip breaks. However, you might need legal advice to be sure your rights are defended and to help you get the wages you deserve.


The most significant 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 workers whose work 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 performed in good faith. Call our California wage and hour attorneys at the law firm of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP to request a consultation.