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Paycheck, Wage & Overtime Dispute Attorneys

Sacramento-based Lawyers Representing Employees With Unpaid Pay & Reimbursement Claims Statewide

Our firm represents employee-claimants in wage and hour disputes, helping employees who are underpaid for hours worked, misclassified as exempt from overtime, forced to work “off the clock,” unfairly forced to work through lunch or meal breaks and mandatory rest periods. We help exploited employees recover the pay and wages they deserve under the California Labor Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and other wage and hour laws and regulations.

Every year, many employees are victims of Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) violations made by their employers. Employers often violate one of the following categories of the wage and hour requirements: unpaid wages, unpaid overtime wages and a failure to meet minimum wage requirements. Under the FLSA, employees’ rights are protected, however not all employers follow the FLSA. Although many overtime violations in Sacramento are unintentional, some employers may try to avoid paying employees time-and-a-half for overtime hours.

Employees who did not receive overtime pay for all time over 40 hours worked in one workweek may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Typically, unpaid overtime compensation or unpaid wages attributable to the employer’s failure to accurately document and pay for all hours can be recovered as class action cases. We represent employees in wage and overtime claims including minimum wages, unpaid wages, meal and rest breaks, working off the clock, reporting time pay and reimbursement of business expenses, just to name a few.

If you suspect your employer is wrongfully denying you overtime pay, please contact us today. Our Sacramento unpaid overtime lawyers may be able to recover damages of unpaid overtime owed to you. Compensation and damages for unpaid overtime hours include back-pay, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees. We represent individuals and groups of employees who have been unlawfully denied their rights to receive minimum wages and overtime pay in Sacramento.

Rose Law APC employment lawyers help wage theft victims get justice (video)

According to some reports, wage theft costs American workers more than $50 billion per year. And if you’ve been a victim, you may not know where to turn for help.

Rose Law employment attorneys represent workers who have been cheated out of earned wages, overtime and commissions by unscrupulous employers. We have been able to recover millions of dollars for California workers.

If you’ve been cheated out of earned wages, contact our legal team today to find out how we can help you get paid the wages you deserve.

Call 1-800-456-3767 or use the contact form on this page today to see how our team of California employment attorneys and legal professionals can help you. We handle individual and class action cases for workers nationwide.

California Overtime Attorneys

When employees are denied wages for work they performed, they face not only financial uncertainty, but also fear of retaliation or termination for reporting the illegal acts. At Rose Law, our job is to even the odds they face and hold employers accountable for failing to comply with wage and hour laws.

We put our clients at ease, starting with their initial, confidential consultation. We identify the specific problems they are facing and the goals they have. Throughout every step of the process, we protect not only their rights, but also possible retaliation in response to their legal action.

Skilled Unpaid Minimum Wage Lawyers for Employees and Independent Contractors

The California Labor Code guarantees nonexempt employees at least the state minimum wage for each hour of work. Frequently, employers will seek to classify employees improperly as independent contractors, commissioned salespeople, or piece rate workers to avoid payment of California minimum wage. Some employers will even have their workers clock out and continue to work “off the clock” without any payroll compensation at all. Our lawyers expertly handle wage claims and lawsuits of this type for California workers.

Employees need a skilled attorney and problem solver who combines experience and knowledge of both the California Labor Code and the FLSA for both private sector and government workers. Retaining a lesser-qualified lawyer can have devastating consequences such as losing the case or paying attorney fees and costs to the opposing side, which can happen under the California Labor Code.

Unpaid Overtime Lawyers for Employees and Employers

Enforcing Overtime Rights Under the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Working overtime can benefit both employer and employee. For the employer, much-needed work is being completed, oftentimes within strict deadlines. Under both state and federal overtime law, employees receive overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in a week. Under California overtime law, employees receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of eight in a workday.

The California Labor Code guarantees nonexempt employees overtime pay for hours worked above 40 in a single workweek, or eight in a single workday. Most public sector employees in California are governed not by the California Labor Code but instead by the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), creating complex legal problems. Frequently employees are misclassified as exempt from overtime pay. Citing the professional exemption, administrative exemption, executive exemption, computer professional exemption, or other exceptions to the overtime laws under the regulations of the California Industrial Welfare Commission, employers often improperly classify their workers as ineligible for overtime.

California employers enjoy a number of exemptions that allow them to avoid paying overtime. These exemptions typically apply to learned professionals, executives, administrators and computer professionals. However, those businesses must prove those exemptions are applied properly and within the law. Many times, the exemptions are misapplied. Employees are misclassified as overtime exempt, resulting in denial of the compensation they are entitled to under the California Labor Code.

California Labor Code Attorneys

Lawyers for Employees Improperly Classified as Exempt from Overtime

Disputes involving overtime are not exclusive to any type or size of company. Whether employees work for employers that staff 20 or 2,000, their questions and concerns are the same. They may have been wrongly classified by their employer and denied overtime wages.

While employers are obligated to document proof of overtime hours, many do not follow through on that important record keeping. Employees can counter that lack of evidence with evidence of their own through emails, written logs and their own testimony.

At Rose Law, we encourage California workers to assert their legal rights. Many fear retaliation in the form of demotions, transfers or job loss. We put their mind at ease by educating them on their rights and moving forward with a claim. Our lawyers’ experience and knowledge allow them to work within the framework of overtime law to ensure our clients are paid overtime for past, present and future work.

Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Attorneys

California Labor Code section 1102.5 – Whistleblower Attorneys

Few employees want to “rock the boat” with their employer by reporting violations of state and federal employment laws. They fear that filing a claim will lead to retaliatory action. While we cannot guarantee an employer will not retaliate against an employee, laws exist to hold employers accountable for retaliatory actions that can take various forms, including:

  • Change in employment status
  • Termination of employment
  • Promotion opportunities becoming limited or nonexistent
  • Mandatory transfers to offices that require relocation

California Labor Code section 1102.5 prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who either: 1) discloses information to a governmental or law enforcement agency based on a reasonable belief that the employer is violating a statute, rule, or regulation, or 2) refuses to participate in an employer activity that would result in a violation of a statute, rule, or regulation.

At Rose Law, our lawyers possess knowledge of protections for employees who act in good faith, only to suffer unlawful retaliation that can lead to wrongful termination. They combine that insight with a track record of success in holding employers who retaliate accountable.

Employees need that level of experience, skill and dedication when their professional futures are at stake. We spend time with our clients and provide them with an honest review of their case. We do not tell them only what they want to hear, nor do we take on claims without merit. Far too much is at stake for us not to be candid, honest and ethical.

On behalf of employees who lost their jobs over complaints involving minimum wage or overtime, we often first try to negotiate with the employer for reinstatement and back pay. We outline the laws that apply in an effort to resolve matters in a cooperative setting. Many times, our law firm’s reputation as experts in California wage and hour law helps motivate a prompt resolution. Employers notified of our representation take our clients’ cases seriously and often agree to fair resolutions faster.

However, if talks fail and there is no other recourse, we are ready to file required notices with the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and pursue a lawsuit in court.

Call Rose Law APC at 1 (800) 456-3767

To schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced California minimum wage violations attorney, fill out our intake form. You can also reach Rose Law, APC, at 800-456-3767. We return phone calls promptly, generally within one working day.

Our law office is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. In most wage and hour cases, there is no fee if there is no recovery.

Our Employment Attorneys For Employees Are Practical Problem Solvers

Our clients receive individualized attention to their wage, overtime and unpaid commission claims. We identify their goals and apply effective, customized strategies based upon their unique situations. In all interactions, we communicate with them in a clear and understandable way. We put their minds at ease without legalese.

California Overtime Attorneys

The legal team at Rose Law is composed of industry-respected attorneys who are subject matter experts for local and national media outlets. Rose Law attorneys possess comprehensive experience and in-depth insight of federal and California laws governing wages and overtime. In individual claims and class/representative actions, we represent hardworking professionals throughout California, including:

  • Laborers and trades
  • Firefighters and peace officers
  • Executives and managers
  • Hourly and salaried employees
  • Entrepreneurs and self-employed

The legal concerns of our clients come first. We know that the problems they face are important to them. With that in mind, we treat them with respect and consideration. Their satisfaction is vital to our success.

While mediation or arbitration sometimes provide the best solution, we pursue civil litigation in court and are experienced litigators.

Expert Legal Representation Everywhere In California

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In California, if an employer unlawfully makes an employee work during all or part of a meal or rest period, the employer must pay the employee an additional hour of…