It can be hard to earn enough to live on in California, especially if you are on minimum wage. The last thing you need is for those wages to go unpaid, or for you not to receive the full sum that you are owed. Wage and hour laws require your employer to pay you for the time you work, including overtime and commissions. If this does not happen, you have the right to challenge him or her and attempt to recover the amount you are owed.
There are several elements you can file a wage claim for, each of which will depend on your individual circumstances. These include the following:
The Department of Industrial Relations presents a more comprehensive list and explains how you can begin making your claim. However, to be sure you get the most out of your wage claim, you might benefit from the advice of an attorney. Although the prospect of challenging your employer can be daunting, it is worth the effort to receive the fair treatment and compensation you deserve.
Your job is more than just a source of income. It is a major part of your lifestyle. If you have been the victim of wrongful termination, wrongful demotion or any kind of discriminatory business practices, it is time to take action and contact a Ventura employment law attorney that can help. Attorney Matthew A. Kaufman and the team at The Kaufman Law Firm bring experience and a vast arsenal of legal resources to help clients recover the money they deserve.
To learn more, contact our Westlake Village or Los Angeles law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.