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At Manukyan Law Firm, we believe in fighting for workers’ rights against unscrupulous employers. All too often, employees are taken advantage of and are left without an advocate. This is especially the case in wage and hour disputes. Whether your employer requires you to work off the clock or doesn’t properly compensate you for overtime hours worked, we can help.

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Our Glendale employment lawyer is conveniently located in Glendale and has extensive experience handling all types of wage and hour claims. We are standing by to take your call.

Many situations can result in a dispute over employee wages or hours. Whether you are not fairly compensated for work completed off-site or being denied the overtime pay you earned, these disputes can have a severe impact on your day to day life. In addition to the added stress, you may be dealing with financial difficulties or the loss of a job

  • Being forced to work through meal and other breaks
  • Compensation or other earnings withheld
  • Told to report a different number of hours than you worked
  • Forced to perform overtime but did not receive overtime compensation
  • Your employee status misclassified, resulting in inadequate compensation
  • Payment for vacation time, sick time, or other paid leaves withheld
  • Not paid for work done while off-the-clock
  • Wrongful termination to avoid compensating an employee

If you are having issues getting the compensation you are owed, an experienced employment lawyer, like ours at Manukyan Law Firm, can help. In addition to helping you determine if you have a case, we can also ensure that you understand all of your legal options, enabling you to make decisions with confidence.

Although illegal under Assembly Bill 5, it is not unheard of for some California employers to misclassify employees as independent contractors instead of exempt employees.

The most common reasons California employers engage in misclassification is to avoid:

  • Paying payroll taxes, minimum wage, or overtime.
  • Supplying workers’ compensation coverage or unemployment insurance,
  • Providing meal periods or rest breaks.
  • Protection against employer retaliation.
  • Obligations to provide state and federal family leave requirements.
  • The legal right to organize or join a union.

Employer misclassification is a form of fraud in California. If you believe you have been misclassified, and your pay is suffering because of it, contact our Glendale employment lawyers today to learn how we can help you confront your employer to receive the employment status you are entitled to by law.

Has your employer committed a wage or hour violation? If so, you may have grounds for a suit. At Manukyan Law Firm, we believe everyone should be paid promptly and fairly. When an employer fails to do so, they must be held accountable. Our wage and hour claims attorney is conveniently located in Glendale, CA, and has the knowledge and experience needed to tackle even the most complicated case. We also know how emotionally challenging bringing a suit against your current or former employer can be, so we always treat clients with the utmost compassion. To us, you are more than just a case number.

For aggressive legal representation from an employment lawyer who will always put your needs first, call (818) 559-4444.

The California Department of Industrial Relations provides the most up-to-date information on the state’s minimum wage requirements. Effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage is $15.50 per hour for all employers. Some cities and counties in California have higher minimum wages than the state’s rate. UC Berkeley maintains a current list of City and County minimum wages in California.

If your employer is not providing an accurate accounting of your hours and wages, their lack of transparency is illegal. The California Labor Code laws and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act allow our experienced wage and hour attorneys in Glendale to pursue employers for employee compensation errors, so our clients get the pay they deserve.

If you believe you are not being paid the wages you are rightfully owed from your California employer, you will need to gather some basic information to pursue your claim.

That may include:

  • Your personal and employee information.
  • Your employer’s information.
  • Supporting documents, including time records, paystubs, paychecks, employment information, or union agreements.

If you suspect you are not being paid for the time you have worked, begin keeping a record of any instance of potentially unlawful behavior and the accompanying paperwork. We can help you determine where any shortfalls exist, so you can begin pursuing a claim for the pay you are entitled to from your employer.

There are multiple deadlines for filing wage and hour claims in California, including within:

One year for penalties regarding a bounced check or failing to provide access to, or a copy of, payroll or personnel records.

Two years for an oral promise to pay more than minimum wage.

Three years for violations of minimum wage, overtime, unpaid rest and meal breaks, sick leave, illegal deductions from pay, or unpaid reimbursements

Four years for a written contract.

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement allows employees to pursue wage and hour claims whether they are documented or undocumented workers in California. No matter who you are or where you work in California, you have rights protected that are protected by state laws that guarantee payment of wages for work performed. We can help you enforce them, starting with a free consultation.