Can a California Resident Manager Seek Additional Damages for Unpaid Wages?
At the Leichter Law Firm, APC, the Los Angeles, California employment law attorney, Aryeh Leichter, represents residential apartment managers throughout California who are not being paid the proper wages, so they can pursue the compensation they are entitled to for the work they provided.
In California, resident apartment managers are defined as employees, not independent contractors. That means they are entitled to the minimum wage pay requirement in the city or county where they work.
If you are a residential apartment manager in California, and have a wage and hour dispute, the Leichter Law Firm, APC, would like to discuss your case. Here is what you need to know about the legal remedies you may be eligible to pursue, and what they mean to your financial recovery.
You May Be Eligible to Pursue More Than Your Unpaid Wages
The California Labor Code not only allows qualifying residential apartment managers throughout the state to pursue unpaid wages from their employers, but they may also be entitled to recover interest on the unpaid total, and any reasonable attorney’s fees and costs incurred during the civil action.
The employment law attorneys at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, work on a contingency basis. That means if they do not win your case, you do not pay their legal fees. When you do win your claim, their legal fees are subtracted from your settlement, so you pay nothing out of pocket. If they can prove you are eligible to have your attorney’s fees paid by your employer, you can keep more of your settlement.
What Records Do I Need to Prove How Many Hours I’ve Worked?
The law puts the responsibility of keeping records of how many hours a California employee works on the employer. California employers are mandated by law to keep accurate records, including the number of hours worked, the rate of pay for each hour, and the total wages owed.
When the employer’s records are inaccurate or inadequate, an employee may establish a violation of California minimum wage and overtime laws.
In addition, workers — including residential apartment managers — must be given a pay stub with their paycheck that includes very specific information like the total number of overtime hours worked, the correct rates of pay, and the legal name of the employer. Failure to comply can result in penalties of $50 for the first pay period and $100 for each subsequent pay period per person in which the violation occurred over the course of a year.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Residential Manager Attorney in Los Angeles
If you believe you are not being paid properly by your employer, contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC wage & hour retaliation attorney in Los Angeles today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for your unique workplace circumstances today, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.