Protecting Your Wage and Overtime Claims Under California Law
Wage and overtime claims are governed by state and federal laws. Not surprisingly, California law provides more protection and gives greater rights and benefits to employees than federal law. For example, California has a higher minimum wage than the federal law.
If you have a dispute over payment of wages or overtime in California, you need to contact the Bononi Law Group, LLP, in Los Angeles, California. We represent employees in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern and Fresno counties.
We can determine whether you have a valid claim and whether you should pursue recovery under state or federal law.
Many of the wage and hour laws do not apply to all employees, exempting workers in management positions. However, the mere classification of a person as a manager or assistant manager does not automatically exempt them from wage and hour requirements. The law looks beyond a person’s job title, examining instead the duties that they perform. An employee may be exempt under the statutes, even though they are identified as management and are paid a salary.
The skilled lawyers at the Bononi Law Group, LLP will advise you whether you qualify for relief under the appropriate statutes. If you have concerns about whether you are entitled to overtime or additional pay for hours worked, contact the Bononi Law Group, LLP for a consultation.
Class Action Wage and Hour Suits
It is not unusual, in large multinational corporations, to find large numbers of employees misclassified as exempt employees. Often, companies will universally label employees as managers in an attempt to circumvent the wage and hour laws. In these instances, where many employees have similar claims against a common defendant, a class action lawsuit is the most effective way to obtain relief.A class action lawsuit allows a number of individuals to obtain legal satisfaction while sharing the costs of litigation.
At the Bononi Law Group, LLP, we have extensive experience litigating class action suits on behalf of employees who have been denied wage and hour claims. If you have a wage and hour claim and want skilled and experienced representation, contact us immediately for a consultation.