Wage and Hour Lawyer Tarzana

Contact the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to dicuss directly with a Tarzana wage and hour claims lawyer. Your first consultation is free of charge and in most cases we’ll handle your claim on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay absolutely no attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.

Our Tarzana wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and aggressive advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Tarzana controversies.

  •  Are you a sales rep who was denied your full commission or fired in order to avoid paying your commission?
  •  Are you a worker who travels between project sites who has not been paid for travel expenses during your employment?
  •  Are you a worker who’s regularly denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work beyond your shift?

We can help. Our Tarzana wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and aggressive advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Tarzana disputes.

  •  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 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 compensated for it?
  •  Were you told to report for work at a specific time but then not compensated for time you had to wait to begin work?

There are many ways that businesses can deceive employees out of their hourly wages, often without the worker even knowing they are being deceived. Be it the occasional request to stay an extra hour that soon becomes a frequent pattern – always without compensation – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, neglecting to pay workers for time worked is against the law.

Tarzana wage and hour offenses usually 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 protect them.

If you are an hourly employee, you ARE protected against unlawful and unreasonable employer demands that you work overtime or skip breaks. However, you may need legal advice to be sure your rights are defended and to assist you in getting the wages you are entitled.


The most significant issues regarding wage and hour lawsuits 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 responsibilities are typically routine may have been misclassified. Learn more about misclassification to find out if this has happened to you.

You have a right to fair pay for the work you executed 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.