Enforcing Employee Rights to Overtime Compensation
Have you been denied overtime pay even though you worked overtime hours? With so many folks going on unemployment because of COVID, there is a real shortage of qualified employees in the workforce. Those who continue to work are sometimes stretched to the max, expected to wear many hats, and scheduled to work long hours.
While there is nothing wrong with an employer asking an employee to work long hours, there is absolutely something wrong if the employer does not want to pay the employee for the extra time worked. If you or someone you know has been denied overtime compensation for overtime work contact the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. and speak with an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles.
Employers in Los Angeles are generally required to compensate nonexempt employees overtime at the rate of one and one-half (1½) times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of eight (8) hours per day and/or forty (40) hours per week, and for the first eight (8) hours on the seventh consecutive work day; with double time after eight (8) hours on the seventh day of any work week, or after twelve (12) hours in any workday.
Why you may want an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles to help you
One benefit of using an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles is having an experienced employment lawyer determine if your right to overtime compensation has actually been violated. Maybe you’re not even sure of what your are owed, if anything. Maybe you are not sure if you are exempt from any overtime requirements. A quick consultation with an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles will likely answer these questions so that you can be confident about your rights before you decide to broach the subject with your employer.
Another benefit of using an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles is having an experienced employment lawyer professionally protect your interests in a manner which may be less stressful. Let’s face it – it is not easy to approach an employer and ask for unpaid wages. It can be intimidating to bring up the issue, especially if the employee is fearful of losing their job. That of course does not mean that an employee should work without the requisite legal compensation. The Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. operates in Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. The labor lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. can handle claims for overtime compensation on behalf of the employee in a respectful yet firm manner.
Call us to speak with an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles
If you are in Los Angeles or its surrounding areas and your right to overtime compensation has been violated, call an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles to find out more. The overtime lawyers at Akopyan Law do not charge for a case evaluation, and if they take your case, they will typically work on a contingency fee basis which means that you will now owe them any legal fees unless and until there is a recovery. Click here to learn more.