Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Thousand Oaks wage and hour claims lawyer. Your initial consultation is free and in most cases we’ll take on your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay zero attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.
Our Thousand Oaks wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Thousand Oaks controversies.
- Are you a salesperson who had been 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 paid for travel expenses 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 Thousand Oaks wage & hour claim attorneys are knowledgeable and tenacious advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Thousand Oaks 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 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 specific 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 hourly wages, often without the employee even realizing they’re being cheated. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an additional hour that soon becomes a regular pattern – always without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t take your lunch break, neglecting to pay workers for time worked is illegal.
Thousand Oaks wage and hour violations often affect an entire 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 help them.
If you’re an hourly employee, you ARE protected from illegal and unreasonable employer demands that you work overtime or skip breaks. However, you may need legal help to be sure your rights are protected and to assist you in getting 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 bypass wage and hour laws. Salaried workers whose job duties are generally routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to find out if this has happened to you.