All employees are entitled to wages in full for the hours they worked under any circumstances. As an employer in CA, losing a wage and hour dispute can result in significant damage to your business. You need to speak with an experienced Los Angeles, California wage & hour compliance attorney to defend you. Contact Lee Law Offices to learn more about how our legal team can help.
Los Angeles, California Wage & Hour Compliance Attorney
All employees are entitled to receive wages for the hours they worked. Unfortunately, businesses often find themselves facing unwarranted claims and accusations of illegal wage & hour practices such as unpaid wages or failure to give meal and rest breaks. If your (current or former) employee has any issue with their wages, overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, or any other wage and hour dispute, you can rely on our Los Angeles County, California employment attorney to fight for your business when it matters most.
Wage & Hour Laws in California
As a California employer, it is critical for you to know and understand that in certain situations, the laws under the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding employee wages do not apply to employers who have 50 or fewer employees. However, any employer in the state of California is required to pay its employees based on the eighteen wage orders under state law. We know how confusing wage and hour laws are, especially in California. Our firm can help you navigate California’s complex laws, create legally compliant wage & hour policies and create a bulletproof defense against future wage & hour disputes.
Labor Board Claims
If you are currently facing a dispute from an employee regarding their wages such as overtime pay or their base salary/hourly pay, you should speak with a Los Angeles, California wage & hour compliance attorney. Claims filed with the Labor Board follow a less formal procedure that allows employers and employees to negotiate the discrepancies regarding the employee’s wages. An employer should always enter these proceedings with a knowledgeable attorney by their side.
Essentially, during these proceedings, a deputy labor commissioner will serve as the middleperson during negotiations and help the parties reach a settlement. However, if you cannot reach a settlement with the deputy labor commissioner, then you will have to attend a hearing before an officer from the Labor Commissioner’s Office. If the employee provides sufficient evidence/testimony and you as the employer loses, then your business can face serious consequences. At this point, you have the option of posting a bond and appealing to the superior court. Our firm can help you at this stage as well.
Contact a Los Angeles, California Wage & Hour Compliance Attorney
If you are facing a wage & hour dispute of any kind, stop fighting it alone. We understand what is at stake, and we are here to zealously defend and protect your business. Contact Lee Law Offices today to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.