Los Angeles wage and hour dispute attorney

For the past 20 years, Los Angeles wage and hour dispute attorney Matthew A. Kaufman has successfully represented employees in Los Angeles on a broad spectrum of employment and labor law matters. We understand each client’s situation is unique. This is why we are committed to work tirelessly protecting the rights of every employee notwithstanding the complexity of their wage dispute. Whether you are already in litigation or you are seeking to prevent any unnecessary legal battles, our desire is to obtain satisfactory results under the available laws that may apply to your particular situation.

Seeking fair compensation in Los Angeles

If you believe your employer has violated wage and hour laws in California, The Kaufman Law Firm is here to protect you. We take every wage dispute seriously and seek to protect you from any situation that compromises your rights as an employee. Some common wage claims we have handled include:

  • Unpaid overtime claims
  • Unpaid commissions
  • Payment disputes arising from misclassification of employment status
  • Disputes involving vacation pay, reimbursements and other benefits
  • Denial of unemployment claims
  • Equal pay disputes

Many employees have questions about whether the law has been violated or not in these work-related issues. Los Angeles wage and hour dispute attorney Matthew A. Kaufman has exclusively handled employment law claims in such scenarios. He has the insight needed to help you understand when your rights have been violated and to explain what specific federal laws can protect you.

Filing a wage and hour claim in Los Angeles

California law allows employees to pursue wage claims either in superior court or by filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner’s office. Where you file your case has significant bearing on how fast and how effective the outcome might be. Consulting with an experienced employment lawyer should be your first step. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options for filing a claim with the California Labor Commission or in state or federal court.

Wage and hour employment law

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and several California state laws govern the rights of employees to fair wages and working conditions. Employers who don’t comply with these laws and disregard these rights can be held legally accountable by employees. The FLSA states that the minimum wage for nonexempt workers is $7.25. It’s not legal to reduce these wages or the established amount of overtime pay. Some exceptions will apply to specific jobs or positions, which your Los Angeles wage and hour dispute attorney can explain in more detail.

A firm dedicated to upholding employees' rights

At The Kaufman Law Firm we have protected employees’ rights and have achieved many successful outcomes for those with wage and hour claims In Los Angeles. If you have questions about overtime pay, unpaid commissions, vacation pay or equal pay matters, contact us today for a free initial consultation. We can help you make an informed choice on how to proceed with your wage and hour case in Los Angeles.