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Minimum Wage and Overtime

Los Angeles Minimum Wage Pay and Overtime Pay Claims Lawyer

If your employer did not pay you overtime wages or the minimum wage, or if you want to confirm that you are being paid properly, contact the employment law attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm, APC today. We can review your case and discuss the options available to you for protecting your job while recovering what you are rightly owed.

Minimum-Wage Requirements

The federal minimum wage has been set at $7.25 per hour since July 2009. The minimum wage in California was recently changed from $8.00 per hour to $9.00 and will further increase to $10.00 beginning January 1, 2016. If you are not getting paid $9.00 per hour, contact a minimum wage and hour attorney today.

Overtime - Compensation for Extra Hours Worked

Generally, federal law requires that most employees receive overtime pay for any time worked over 40 hours in any workweek. The rate of overtime pay is one-and-one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay. Employees who are eligible may not waive their right to overtime pay. Managers can not alter or manipulate time cards unlawfully.

Misclassification: Is Your Employer Being Fair With Your Pay Status?

Many employers wrongly believe that paying their employees a salary will, in and of itself, make that employee exempt (not-covered) by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Generally, even if a covered employee receives a salary, unless that employee is actually performing certain types of specified job duties, he or she is entitled to receive overtime, even if the employer classifies them as “exempt”. Other employers try to cheat their workers out of overtime pay by wrongly claiming they are independent contractors when they are actually employees.

The Leichter Law Firm represents employees in a wide range of employment and employee benefits matters, including wage and hour and overtime claims. Our founding attorney, Aryeh Leichter, will listen to your issues and provide you with an understanding of your rights and options. The wage and hour and overtime cases we handle include:

  • Failure to pay wages or compensation
  • Improper deductions from wages
  • Failure to pay overtime for time worked
  • Misclassification of exempt from overtime laws
  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors
  • Failure to pay for “off-the-clock” work

 

Contact a Los Angeles Lawyer About Your Minimum Wage Concerns

If you need to speak with a lawyer about a wage and hour matter, or if you have questions about an overtime claim, hours of work and breaks, or some other wage and hour matter, contact our Los Angeles law firm at 213-381-6557 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free, 100% confidential consultation. Our office can answer your questions and inform you about your options in legal actions and recovering monetary compensation.

Membership

Our founding attorney is a member of the following organizations. Click an image to visit the organization’s site or learn more about additional online resources by visiting our site’s resource section.
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Employment Attorney Aryeh Leichter is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association.
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