As a business owner, you have a thousand and one things to see to on a daily basis. Whether through some arcane accounting error or it simply slipped your mind, your employee didn’t receive his or her paycheck on time. In California, wage and hour law compliance disputes can wreck your bottom line. If an employee has filed such a claim against you, please read on, then contact an experienced Los Angeles County California wage and hour compliance attorney to learn how to deal with a wage and hour law dispute in California.
What is a wage and hour dispute?
California employers face a civil penalty for failure to pay their employees on time. Under state labor law, all employees have a right to receive their earned wages on time. If not, they may have grounds to sue you, their employer. If you take the following actions and document them sufficiently, you should have little to no trouble contesting wage and hour law compliance disputes:
- Being clear about worker duties
- Keeping accurate, detailed records
- Paying wages when they are due
- Not using comp time to pay for overtime
- Classifying contractors and employees properly
Do you need a labor lawyer to win a wage and hour law claim in California?
Not necessarily. But if you do not fully understand the applicable laws to build a defense or the case goes to a hearing, you would be wise to reach out to a skilled Los Angeles County, California employment attorney to defend you, your business and your financial future. Qualified legal representation will obtain and prepare all witnesses and documents needed to win your case. If you own a business, you may not have the time or expertise to handle this dispute on your own. Our firm can help at any stage of this process.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Firm
Whether you are an employer or an employee involved in an employment-related dispute, you can rely on the legal team here at Lee Law Offices to fight for you. Our firm is also significantly experienced in matters involving church and commercial litigation. Contact us today so we can discuss your situation and determine the best path forward.