If you feel you have been paid improperly, contact an experienced employment law attorney at Magnanimo & Dean, LLP. We handle a wide range of wage and hour matters, including:
- Unpaid overtime
- Misclassifications of nonexempt employees
- Misclassification as an independent contractor
- Unpaid vacation or paid time off
- Meal and rest break violations
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Unpaid Overtime and Misclassifications
In California, the general overtime laws are that a nonexempt employee shall not work more than eight (8) hours in any work day or more than forty (40) hours in any work week, unless he or she receives one and one-half times (1½) his or her regular rate of pay for all hours worked over eight hours in any work day and over 40 hours in the work week.
Overtime pay violations may occur when employees who are covered by the California Labor Code and/or the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are designated by employers as exempt employees. Such misclassifications may be due to a misunderstanding of the law or with the intentional purpose of cutting labor costs. Employers may also erroneously classify workers as independent contractors who should be paid as employees.
One common misconception is that salaried workers are necessarily exempt employees. This is not necessarily the case. Our attorneys have the experience and expertise to help you determine if you may have a basis to pursue a wage and hour claim due to a misclassification.
To learn more about overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, off-the-clock pay and other wage and hour matters, visit our wage and hour information page.
Put Our Experience to Work for You
Our attorneys offer more than 50 years of combined experience. As a firm concentrating in employment law, we have helped thousands of employees whose rights have been violated. We have extensive experience in wage and hour claims.
All of our lawyers are former employment defense attorneys, so we are in a unique position to analyze claims and build strong cases for our clients. We are known for our strong advocacy and proven record of results.