Wage and Hour Lawyer San Fernando

Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a San Fernando wage and hour claims lawyer. Your first consultation is free of charge and in most cases we’ll manage your case on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay zero attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.

Our San Fernando wage & hour claim attorneys are skilled and tenacious advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in San Fernando disputes.

  •  Are you a sales rep who was refused your full commission or terminated to avoid paying your commission?
  •  Are you an employee who travels between project sites who has not been compensated for travel time during your employment?
  •  Are you a worker who is regularly denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?

We can help. Our San Fernando wage & hour claim lawyers are knowledgeable and aggressive advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in San Fernando controversies.

  •  Has your employer wrongly withheld commissions that should have been yours, per your employment agreement?
  •  Were you required 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 paid overtime?
  •  Were you instructed to report for work at a certain time but then not compensated for time you had to wait to begin work?

There are many ways that employers can cheat employees out of their rightful wages, oftentimes without the employee even knowing they are being deceived. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an additional hour that then becomes a regular pattern – always without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t take your lunch break, failing to pay workers for time worked is against the law.

San Fernando wage and hour violations often affect a whole class of employees, not just one employee. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable but most hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws help them.

If you’re an hourly employee, you ARE protected against illegal and irrational employer demands that you work overtime or skip breaks. But you may need legal advice to ensure your rights are defended and to assist you in getting the wages you are entitled.


The most significant problems in the area of wage and hour lawsuits is misclassification of lower-level workers as “managers,” and misclassification of employees as “contractors” in order to evade wage and hour laws. Salaried employees whose 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 set up a consultation.