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Every day millions of employees got to work each day and expect they will be compensated for their work accordingly. The are many laws in place in California including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that protect employees when they are not fairly compensated for their work. It is illegal for employers to withhold wages or not to pay their employees.many Long Beach workers are unaware of their rights and do not take action. At The Kaufman Law Firm we know your rights and have the resources to protect them. We have been protecting Long Beach residents for over 20 years. If you are facing a potential wage and hour dispute, do not hesitate to schedule an initial case evaluation. We can review the details of your case and determine the best course of action.

Wage and Hour Issues: What does your employer owe you?

Every employee deserves to get compensated fairly for their work. You should be able to trust that your employer will do the right thing and pay you for the work you complete each day. The Long Beach wage and hour dispute attorneys at The Kaufman Law Firm have experience with the following:

  • Unpaid or owed sick days
  • Unpaid or owed vacation time
  • Denied unemployment claims
  • Equal pay disputes
  • Employment status misclassification
  • Benefits and reimbursement disputes

This is not a full comprehensive list and employees can be in situations that classify as wage and hour issues and employees are not even aware.Our legal staff is equipped to answer any questions you may have about your particular situation. There are laws designed to protect the rights of employees on a state and federal scale.

Laws and Your Rights

Overtime pay should be compensated as time and a half when an employee works more than 8 hours and less than 12. Hourly wages should not be decreased to account for purchasing and maintaining uniforms. There are various exceptions where wages can be reduced such as when the employee agrees or the employer is providing lodging. A few other exceptions are new employees learning the trade, camp employee and disabled or rehabilitating employees.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, a claim can either be filed in the Superior Court of California or the Labor Commissioner’s Office. You should work with your Long Beach wage and hour dispute attorney to determine the best choice as to where to file your claim as it can affect the outcome.

A Long Beach Wage and Hour Dispute Attorney Can Help

The Kaufman Law Firm has helped countless employers throughout Long Beach and the surrounding areas obtain compensation for wage and hour issues. There are strict deadlines to account for when filing a claim and this means you cannot hesitate to consult with a Long Beach wage and hour dispute attorney. Prior to filing a claim contact our offices by phone or online using our contact form.