There are certain wage rules under the California Labor Code that an employer must follow when determining whether an employee has been properly compensated. One of these rules is properly paying an employee for all hours worked. Many employers try to take advantage of their employees by withholding wages that have been rightfully earned by the employee. In addition to wages, employees may have been entitled to sick time, overtime, commissions, and bonuses. This can happen often when employees are in a vulnerable position, such as if they are illegal aliens or don’t speak English very well. Employers may believe that these employees will not seek legal help and/or are not aware of their legal rights.
There are severe consequences who have not properly and fully compensated their employees. Usually claims of unpaid wages may give rise to derivative claims, such as waiting time penalties for those wages that were not paid, failing to furnish the employee with proper and accurate itemized wage statements, and other claims. Example of unpaid wages include when employee are not paid for all hours worked, are not paid their proper overtime rate of pay, are not reimbursed for all necessary business expenses that were required to complete their work-related tasks, not receiving commissions that were owed to them, and more.
If you believe you have not been properly compensated with wages that are rightfully owed to you, give us a call at 855-IM-FIRED for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have substantial experience with these types of cases representing individuals who have not been properly compensated, or who are currently experiencing retaliation after raising unpaid wages issues with their employer.
There are no up-front costs and you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we get a recovery in the case.
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