Call the law offices of Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, to speak directly with a Ventura wage and hour claims attorney. Your initial consultation is free of charge and in most instances we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no attorney fees until we obtain a beneficial verdict or settlement for you.
Our Ventura wage & hour claim attorneys are experienced and tireless advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Ventura controversies.
- Are you a sales rep who was denied your full commission or fired to avoid paying your commission?
- Are you an employee who travels between project sites that has not been compensated for travel time during your employment?
- Are you a worker who’s regularly denied an uninterrupted lunch break or asked to work past your shift?
We can help. Our Ventura wage & hour claim lawyers are experienced and aggressive advocates for workers’ rights in wage and overtime in Ventura controversies.
- Has your employer wrongly withheld earnings that should have been provided to you, 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 avoid paying you a commission?
- Were you informed you had to work overtime but not paid overtime?
- Were you told to report for work at a certain time but then not compensated for time you had to wait to begin work?
There are many ways that employers can deceive employees out of their hourly wages, often without the employee even realizing they’re being deceived. Whether it’s the occasional request to stay an extra hour that eventually becomes a regular pattern – consistently without pay – or the “press of business” that means you can’t have your lunch break, neglecting to compensate workers for time worked is against the law.
Ventura wage and hour violations usually affect a whole class of employees, not just one employee. Immigrant workers are most vulnerable but many hourly workers are not well informed about how California and federal employment laws protect them.
If you are an hourly worker, you ARE protected from illegal and irrational employer demands that you work overtime or work through your breaks. But you may need legal help to be sure your rights are protected and to help you get the wages you are entitled.
The most significant problems regarding wage and hour claims 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 work responsibilities are typically routine may have been misclassified. Find out more about misclassification to see if this has happened to you.