Most employees understand their rights to obtain overtime pay, but determining when they are eligible for overtime pay or how much overtime pay they're entitled to can quickly become a point of contention. If you feel you have been a victim of unpaid overtime, discuss your concerns with an experienced lawyer like me, Matthew A. Kaufman. From my offices in Westlake Village and Los Angeles, I represent employees involved in unpaid overtime disputes and other wage and hour issues throughout the San Fernando Valley and in the Silicon Valley.
In my career, I have recovered more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of disenfranchised employees in California. While I cannot make any guarantees about the outcomes of your case, you can rely on my experience and trust my judgment when it comes to protecting your rights.
Understanding Overtime Pay Laws In California
Often at issue with overtime is whether an employee is considered "exempt" or not. The type of work an employee does determines whether he or she is exempt. Common "exempt" positions are those that are:
- Positions requiring an official license to practice
- Executive positions where more than half of the employee's time is dedicated to management activities
- Administrative positions where the employee spends at least half of his or her time assisting an exempt employee or the proprietor of the business itself
- Computer software positions that require highly technical expertise
- Outside sales positions where the employee spends most of his or her time away from the workplace making sales and filling orders
The law prevents employers from retaliating against employees who seek to protect their rights to overtime pay. If you were fired or harassed for speaking up about your payment, you may be entitled to injunctive relief, attorneys' fees and court costs, and additional damages.
Read more about California's overtime laws and exemptions.
Contact The Kaufman Law Firm
I have handled well over 100 employment class actions and counseled thousands of clients on unpaid overtime issues. Contact him by calling 818-305-6457 or 866-278-2385 toll free or by email to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español.