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Most people in Los Angeles work hard to earn their money. They depend on their jobs to make the necessary income to support themselves and their families. Many need to work extra hours to live a good quality of life. Employers in Southern California are required to pay all non-exempt employees for all of the hours they work. Employers are also required to provide overtime pay for any hours that have exceeded 40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a day. Unfortunately, far too many companies violate these principles by providing insufficient overtime pay or none at all.

Protecting the Rights of Workers in Los Angeles Since 1993

My name is Matthew A. Kaufman and I am a Los Angeles unpaid overtime attorney. Countless people throughout Southern California must work extra hours to earn money for a comfortable living. Employers are required by law to pay each non-exempt employee their proper wage along with eligible overtime. However, some companies, corporations and private businesses take advantage of their employees by either underpaying or denying workers their rightful overtime pay. In some instances, employees do not properly understand their rights. Some employers will even ask their employees to work extra hours without any additional compensation. Many others have forced employees to work off the clock without receiving any overtime pay.

The Facts About Unpaid Overtime

Many unethical employers will go to great lengths to save money. They will try to trick their workers into thinking their status as an employee will affect their overtime pay. But the fact is California employees are entitled to overtime regardless of the title of their job or their salary. In some cases, it may not matter if the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. In the State of California, overtime is paid at either, time and a half or double time. As a Los Angeles unpaid overtime attorney, I will take the time to thoroughly review your work hours, job duties and properly evaluate whether you are entitled to overtime pay.

Common Unpaid Overtime Issues

When it comes to employment law, no two cases are the same. Unpaid overtime cases are among the most complex. It is vital to choose a Los Angeles unpaid overtime attorney with a track record of protecting the rights of each client. Here are some of the most common unpaid overtimes cases.

  • Unwaived overtime: Workers are not allowed to waive any overtime pay. Employers are required to pay overtime for any non-exempt worker that exceeds 8 hours a day or 40 hours in a week.
  • Off the clock work: In most workplaces, employees hours are tracked by a time clock or some method of measuring their proper hours. Any work performed before an employee punches in or performed after they punch out must be accounted for by the employer. The employee is also entitled to compensation for those hours.
  • Rest or break periods: Any rest period is considered part of working hours. It means non-exempt employees shall be compensated during their breaks including the hours they worked.

Contact the Los Angeles Unpaid Overtime Attorneys at The Kaufman Law Firm For a Free Initial Consultation

Every employee deserves to get paid the proper wages they have earned. When a person works extra hours, there is no excuse for an employer to avoid providing the proper overtime pay. Unfortunately, it happens much too often in Southern California. If you or someone you know has not received proper compensation from their employer, it is time to seek representation from a legal professional that will fight for your rights. Los Angeles unpaid overtime attorney Matthew A. Kaufman has helped many hard working men and women recover the compensation they have rightfully earned. He and his legal team at The Kaufman Law Firm utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to help place each client in the best position to succeed. To learn more, contact our Los Angeles employment law office today and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.