Minimum Wage Lawyers in Burbank
Upholding Federal & State Laws
What is the minimum wage in California?
As of January 1, 2017, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour for employers with 25 or less employees and $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees. However, depending on what city you live in, you may be entitled to more. For example, in the City of Los Angeles, effective July 1, 2017, the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees goes up to $12.00 per hour and for 25 or fewer goes up to $10.50. Please see our Resources page for more information. The law is constantly changing and evolving, so you should contact an employment law attorney in Burbank to discuss your specific situation. We offer complimentary case evaluations.
Can I be forced to work for less than the minimum wage in California?
What if I get paid tips too? Can my boss use that amount as credit toward the minimum wages?
No. Whether you work at a restaurant, hair salon, nail salon, car wash, or any other business where tips are given, your employer cannot use your tips as a credit toward its obligation to pay you the minimum wage.
What if my employer retaliated against me because I questioned him about not being paid the minimum wage?
If your employer discriminates or retaliates against you (such as by terminating or demoting you) because you questioned them about not being paid the minimum wage or because you filed or threatened to file a claim with the Labor Commissioner, then you can file a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
Contact the employment lawyers in Burbank to discuss your minimum wage case. Call (818) 509-9975 today.
When it comes to getting paid what you are owed for work you have done, there are both federal and state laws that protect you from being exploited by your employer. However, despite the law, sometimes employers still don’t follow the rules and do their best to avoid paying you wages you are owed. If you are experiencing such a situation, you need a wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles, Burbank, or Glendale—that means it’s time to contact the unpaid wages attorneys at the Akopyan Law Firm.
You are entitled to all of the wages you have earned for work you have completed for your employer, whether you are working hourly, salary, or per agreement. In fact, in some situations, there are additional complications such as if you work for tips or commissions, or if you incurred work-related expenses, such as business trips, but your employer has not reimbursed you. If your employer has tried to shortchange you, you should immediately contact a wage and hour attorney. Trying to figure out exactly what you should have been paid by your employer is important, and an attorney can help you determine this.
There are many examples of where employers attempt to shortchange their employees, including but not limited to:
- Failure to pay Overtime
- Failure to provide/pay for 10-minute breaks
- Accrued Vacation Days
- Failure to Reimburse for business expenditures, such as work-related travel
- Failure to provide full wages or the agreed-upon salary
- Failure to pay applicable minimum wage
If your employer has not paid you all wages you are due, contact the Akopyan Law Firm so we, as a wage and hour attorneys, can help you determine your rights and should file a claim against your employer.
Are you worried about the costs of hiring an unpaid wage attorney when it comes to getting what you are owed from your employer or former employer? Don’t worry about it; we work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid until you get paid.
When preparing for a wage claim dispute, there are several documents you should save as evidence including but not limited to the following:
- Driving records
- Text messages
- Pay stubs
- Phone records
- GPS logs
- W-2 forms
In many cases, witness testimony may also be used to support an unpaid wages claim.
Remember, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for bringing unpaid wages claim against your employer. Thus, do not be afraid to contact us. Akopyan Law’s professional attorneys will walk you through the whole wage claim dispute process from beginning to end. We can also speak to your employer on your behalf once we have looked over your case and determined the amount of wages that are owed to you. Depending on the response from the employer, we may recommend you file a legal complaint to enforce the federal and state laws that are there to protect you.
Hire a wage and hour attorney if you wish to go through a wage claim dispute. We have the experience of dealing with unpaid wage claims, and experience in the courts to make your employer take the claim seriously.
If you are looking for an unpaid wages attorney in the Los Angeles area, then contact Akopyan Law at any time to set up a confidential and free Case Evaluation. You can call us at (818) 509-9975, or through our online contact form.