Get in touch with the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Santa Paula wage and hour claims attorney. Your preliminary consultation is free and in most instances we will manage your claim on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay absolutely no attorney fees until we obtain a successful verdict or settlement for you.
Our Santa Paula wage & hour claim attorneys are skilled and tenacious advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Santa Paula controversies.
- Are you a sales rep who was refused your full compensation 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 time during your employment?
- Are you a worker who is frequently denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Santa Paula wage & hour claim lawyers are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Santa Paula controversies.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld earnings that should have been yours, 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 not have to pay you a commission?
- Were you informed 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 companies can cheat employees out of their rightful wages, often without the employee even realizing they are being cheated. Be it the occasional request to stay an extra hour that eventually becomes a regular pattern – consistently without compensation – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, failing to pay employees for time worked is against the law.
Santa Paula wage and hour offenses usually affect a whole class of workers, not just one employee. Immigrant workers are most susceptible but many hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.
If you are an hourly employee, you ARE protected against illegal and unreasonable employer demands that you work overtime or skip breaks. But you may need legal advice to ensure your rights are defended and to help you get the wages you are entitled.
One of the biggest issues 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 workers whose responsibilities are typically routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to find out if this has happened to you.