Get in touch with the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Simi Valley wage and hour claims legal professional. Your initial consultation is free and in most instances we’ll handle your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay zero attorney fees until we achieve a successful verdict or settlement for you.
Our Simi Valley wage & hour claim lawyers are experienced and aggressive advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Simi Valley controversies.
- Are you a salesperson who had been denied your full compensation or fired to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you a worker who travels between job sites that has not been paid for travel expenses during your employment?
- Are you a worker who is often denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Simi Valley wage & hour claim lawyers are knowledgeable and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Simi Valley disputes.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld commissions that should have been yours, per your employment agreement?
- Were you forced to work through your meal or rest breaks?
- Were you wrongfully terminated in order for your employer to not have to pay you a commission?
- Were you informed you had to work overtime but not compensated for it?
- Were you told 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 businesses can cheat employees out of their hourly wages, often without the worker even realizing they are being deceived. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an extra hour that eventually becomes a frequent pattern – consistently without compensation – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, neglecting to pay employees for time worked is against the law.
Simi Valley wage and hour offenses usually affect a whole class of employees, not just one worker. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable but many hourly workers are not kept informed about how California and federal employment laws cover them.
If you’re an hourly worker, you ARE protected from illegal and irrational employer requirements that you work overtime or work through your breaks. However, you might need legal advice to ensure your rights are protected and to help you get the wages you deserve.
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 avoid wage and hour laws. Salaried workers whose work responsibilities are generally routine may have been misclassified. Learn more about misclassification to find out if this has happened to you.