Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with a Port Hueneme wage and hour claims legal professional. Your first consultation is free of charge and in most instances we’ll manage your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until we obtain a successful verdict or settlement for you.
Our Port Hueneme wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Port Hueneme controversies.
- Are you a sales rep who was refused your full commission or terminated in order 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’s often denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Port Hueneme wage & hour claim attorneys are skilled and aggressive advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Port Hueneme controversies.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld commissions that should have been provided to you, per your employment agreement?
- Were you forced to work through your meal or rest breaks?
- Were you wrongfully fired in order for your employer to avoid paying you a commission?
- Were you told you had to work overtime but not compensated for it?
- 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 employers can cheat employees out of their hourly wages, oftentimes without the worker even realizing they’re being deceived. Be it the occasional request to stay an additional hour that then becomes a regular pattern – consistently without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, failing to pay workers for time worked is illegal.
Port Hueneme wage and hour violations often affect an entire class of employees, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most susceptible but many hourly workers are not well informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.
If you’re an hourly employee, you ARE protected from unlawful and unreasonable employer requirements that you work overtime or work through your breaks. However, you may need legal advice to ensure your rights are protected 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 bypass wage and hour laws. Salaried workers whose work responsibilities are generally routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.