Wage and Hour Lawyer Universal City

Get in touch with the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Universal City wage and hour claims legal professional. 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 no attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.

Our Universal City wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and tireless advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Universal City disputes.

  •  Are you a salesperson who had been refused your full compensation or fired in order to avoid paying your commission?
  •  Are you a worker who travels between project sites who has not been compensated for travel expenses during your employment?
  •  Are you an employee who’s regularly denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?

We can help. Our Universal City wage & hour claim attorneys are skilled and tireless advocates for employees’ rights in wage and overtime in Universal City 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 wrongfully 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 begin work?

There are a number of ways that companies can cheat employees out of their hourly wages, oftentimes without the employee even knowing they are being deceived. 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 have your lunch break, failing to compensate employees for time worked is illegal.

Universal City wage and hour violations often affect an entire class of employees, not just one employee. Immigrant workers are most susceptible but most hourly workers are not well informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.

If you are an hourly employee, you ARE protected from unlawful and unreasonable employer requirements that you work overtime or skip breaks. But you may need legal advice to be sure your rights are protected and to help you get the wages you deserve.


One of the biggest concerns regarding 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 employees whose responsibilities are typically routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.

You have a right to fair pay for the tasks you performed in good faith. Contact our California wage and hour lawyers at the law firm of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP to set up a consultation.