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Los Angeles Wage and Hour Lawyer

If your employer has breached its legal duties regarding wages and hours, you may be able to recover damages for your wages and other compensation. Our Los Angeles wage and hour attorneys can help you enforce your rights. Aegis Law Firm understands the difficulty you may experience when your employer violates their wage and hours obligations to you.

  • Aegis Law Firm represents employees who have suffered harm because of their employer’s violation of wage and hour laws.
  • For over 20 years, we have been helping real people win the compensation they deserve.
  • We serve individuals wronged at work throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
  • Our trial-tested advocates have secured over $300 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Let Aegis Law Firm assist you in fighting for your rights and getting the compensation you are entitled to. Your initial consultation is free, and if our Los Angeles wage and hour lawyers take on your case, you pay no fees unless we win. Call us today at (949) 379-6250 to schedule your appointment.

California Wage and Hour Laws

A key aspect of the employer-employee relationship is the exchange of services for pay. Employees expect to get paid their due wages, fully and on time, after they have discharged their duties to their employer. When an employer fails to pay their workers as expected, it may cause undue hardships and destroy the trust in the relationship. Employers have a legal duty to abide by the laws regarding wages and hours in the state.

Effective January 22, 2022, the minimum wage in California is $15 per hour for workers at businesses with 26 or more employees, and $14 per hour for workers at businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

California non-exempt workers are entitled to get paid overtime rates for all hours worked in excess of the legal workday of eight hours and the workweek of 40 hours. A worker’s right to overtime pay is not dependent on whether the overtime hours were authorized by their employer, they are entitled to overtime pay as long as the employer knew or should have known of the overtime.

Common Violations of Wage and Hour Laws

There are many ways that employers violate wage and hour laws. Some of the more common violations include:

  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Failure to pay overtime at the rates prescribed by law
  • Failure to pay on time
  • Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor or exempt
  • Failure to reimburse for work-related expenses
  • Failure to give breaks

If you are facing these or any other wage and hour law issues, or if you have faced retaliation because you questioned your employer about your wages and hours, a Los Angeles employment law lawyer can help you enforce your rights and get compensation for any damages you have suffered.

California Wage and Hours Class Actions

Class action lawsuits are common in wage and hour litigation. A class action lawsuit is a legal procedure that allows one or more persons to prosecute a case on behalf of a larger group, or “class”, of people. For example, if all flight attendants employed by an airline may be represented by two or three flight attendants in a class action suit against the airline. Typically, if an employer is violating wage and hour laws against one employee, they are also committing the same violation against other employees in the same category.

This is why class action lawsuits are common in wage and hour litigation. A class action suit alleging the violation of employee rights is usually a more compelling case, with better chances of success, than an individual case.

Contact Los Angeles Wage and Hour Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If your employer has violated California wage and hour laws, contact the Los Angeles wage and hour attorneys at Aegis Law Firm for help. Call us at (949) 379-6250 to schedule a free consultation and assessment of your wage and hour law case.