Helping Workers Get Every Dollar They Earned
Employees expect to receive full and fair compensation for the work they do. Too often, employers try to take advantage of their workers and refuse to fully pay employees the wages and benefits they earned.
At Teren Law Group, we have been committed to protecting the rights of workers in the greater Los Angeles area. Having practiced employment law exclusively for more than 25 years, our attorney Pamela Teren has developed a thorough understanding of wage, hour and overtime laws. If you believe your employer is failing to pay you fully, we can help with matters involving:
- Unpaid wages
- Unpaid overtime
- Unprovided lunch or break time
- Minimum wage violations
- Misclassification of workers
Understanding California’s Overtime Laws
California has some of the strongest laws in the country to protect employees from mistreatment. This includes strict regulations in regard to overtime pay. Employees may be eligible to receive 1.5 times their base pay when they work more than eight hours in a day, more than 40 hours in a week or if they work seven consecutive days. When employees work more than 12 hours in a day, they may qualify for double their regular rate.
These laws apply to most workers who are at least 18 and do not fall into one of the exempted categories. It is also true that salaried workers are eligible for overtime so long as they are not exempt from overtime pay.
Exempted categories in California include:
- Executive workers
- Administrative workers
- Commissioned salespeople
- Licensed professional workers, such as medical and legal professionals
All of these exempted classifications have clear definitions, and the burden is on employers to establish you are exempt. We will thoroughly review your situation to determine whether you are eligible for overtime payment. If your employer failed to adequately compensate you, we will pursue effective solutions that prioritize your interests.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
We know how important your wages are. This is why we treat your case with the attention, care and seriousness that it deserves. Speak with our lawyer to learn more during a no-cost, confidential case evaluation. Please call us in Redondo Beach at 310-870-0375 or by completing our contact form.