Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Northridge wage and hour claims attorney. Your first consultation is free and in most instances we will take on your claim on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay absolutely no attorney fees until we achieve a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.
Our Northridge wage & hour claim lawyers are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Northridge controversies.
- Are you a salesperson who had been denied your full commission or terminated in order to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you a worker who travels between job sites that has not been compensated for travel time during your employment?
- Are you an employee who’s regularly denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Northridge wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Northridge controversies.
- 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 avoid paying you a commission?
- Were you told you had to work overtime but not paid overtime?
- Were you instructed to report for work at a certain time but then not paid 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 realizing they’re 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 take your lunch break, neglecting to pay employees for time worked is illegal.
Northridge wage and hour offenses usually affect an entire class of employees, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable but many hourly workers are not well informed about how California and federal employment laws help them.
If you’re an hourly employee, you ARE protected from illegal and unreasonable employer requirements that you work overtime or work through your breaks. But you may need legal advice to ensure 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 typically routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.