Contact the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with a Santa Clarita wage and hour claims legal professional. Your preliminary consultation is free of charge and in most cases we will take on your case on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no attorney fees until we achieve a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.
Our Santa Clarita wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and tenacious advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Santa Clarita disputes.
- Are you a sales rep who had been refused your full compensation or terminated in order to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you an employee who travels between job sites that has not been compensated for travel time during your employment?
- Are you an employee who’s often denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Santa Clarita wage & hour claim lawyers are experienced and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Santa Clarita controversies.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld earnings that should have been yours, per your employment agreement?
- Were you required 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 paid overtime?
- Were you told to report for work at a specific time but then not compensated for time you had to wait to start work?
There are a number of ways that businesses can cheat employees out of their hourly wages, often without the employee even realizing they’re being deceived. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an additional hour that soon 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 against the law.
Santa Clarita wage and hour violations usually affect a whole class of workers, not just one employee. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable but most hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.
If you are an hourly worker, you ARE protected against illegal and unreasonable employer demands that you work overtime or skip breaks. However, you may need legal help to ensure your rights are defended and to assist you in getting the wages you are entitled.
The most significant concerns 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 employees whose responsibilities are typically routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.