Overtime Lawyers in Burbank

Clarifying The Complexities of Overtime Law

Overtime law can be complex and confusing.  California employers are required to comply with federal statutes and regulations as well as state statutes and regulations (including wage orders) which set forth the detailed standards governing the payment of overtime compensation. Figuring out which overtime law applies, whether it applies, and how it applies to a given situation is not always easy.  This complex overlapping framework sometimes leads to confusion and creates a situation where there is a failure to pay overtime.  If you are in the Los Angeles area and have a question about whether overtime is owing or not, an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles can help. Call one of our overtime attorneys to discuss your specific situation.  Our lawyers handle overtime cases throughout Southern California. If you need an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles or any of its surrounding areas, we can help.

Protecting Employees Against Overwork Without Overtime Pay

Overtime laws serve many goals.  Chief among them is the goal of compensating employees for the burden of working extra long hours.  Another goal of overtime law is to induce employers to reduce the number of work hours given to one person, and to instead employ more people, and spread the work.

While the overtime laws do not necessarily apply to every employee in every job, employers in California are generally required to pay nonexempt employees at the 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.  Similarly, employers in California are generally required to pay nonexempt employees double time after eight (8) hours on the seventh day of any work week, or after twelve (12) hours on any workday. Every overtime law has its own requirements and exemptions.  Overtime law is not “one size fits all.”  Therefore, if you feel your rights may have been violated and need to speak with an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles County, the Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. can help with your specific situation. We have years of experience in all facets of employment law and are dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Personal Attention From An Overtime Lawyer In Los Angeles County

If you are in Los Angeles, or surrounding areas you can try to find a lawyer by using search terms like “best overtime lawyer Los Angeles” or “overtime attorney Los Angeles” or “best overtime lawyer near me” but that may not get you the answers you are looking for.  You may end up speaking with an “assistant” and never hear from an actual attorney. To speak directly with an overtime lawyer personally, contact us today, and speak to one of our overtime lawyers.

Skilled Overtime Attorneys Enforcing Your Rights

The overtime lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. have experience representing both employers and employees in cases involving overtime compensation.  We have represented clients in cases involving overtime compensation both in civil cases in court and administrative cases before the Labor Commission.  If you believe that you have been denied overtime pay call us today for your complimentary case evaluation.  Our overtime lawyers in Los Angeles County can fight for the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Overtime Pay

Do I get paid overtime if I worked overtime without my boss’s permission?

Yes. California law requires that employers pay overtime, whether authorized or not. However, most employers require prior authorization before working overtime and you may be subjected to discipline if you work unauthorized overtime. If your employer refuses to pay overtime because you worked overtime without prior authorization, call one of our overtime lawyers to discuss your options.

Can my employer make me work overtime hours without overtime pay, and make up for it with time off?

No. It is unlawful for employers to deny overtime compensation or insist that employees work these extra hours for the promise of future time off or other benefits. If you are in the Southern California area, and have been denied overtime pay, an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles can get you the overtime pay that is rightfully owed. Call us today for a complimentary case evaluation.

Is it legal for an employer to pay me for overtime hours at my regular rate? 

Not if you are nonexempt.  If you have worked overtime, and were not paid an overtime premium, your employer may have broken the law. If you feel you are being treated unfairly and denied rightful pay, an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles can get you compensation to which you are entitled.

Can my employer retaliate against me for complaining about not getting paid overtime?

No.  If you have complained to your employer about not getting all overtime pay, and your employer has terminated, bullied, demoted, or threatened you, you have rights. Employers that threaten or harass employees may be breaking the law. If there is ever a question of whether overtime is owing or not, contact an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles right away. Every situation is different, so schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our overtime attorneys to discuss your case.

Call us today at (818) 509-9975 and speak with one of our overtime lawyers regarding your case.

Areas Served:

We offer legal services to employees denied overtime compensation in the following areas among others:


Arleta, Burbank, Chatsworth, Eagle Rock, Encino, Glendale, Glassell Park, Granada Hills, Highland Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, Los Feliz, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Porter Ranch, Reseda, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tarzana, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Winnetka, Woodland Hills


Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Ventura County