Overtime law in California can be confusing. Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. provides a complimentary case evaluation for folks with questions about overtime wages. Some common myths about overtime pay include:
Myth: Every Employee that Works Overtime is Entitled to Overtime Compensation
This is not true. Overtime compensation requirements do not apply equally to all employees. There are some employees who must be paid at the overtime rate for any overtime work which they perform, and there are others who are exempt from those requirements, and therefore do not need to be paid for overtime work at the overtime rate period. whether or not overtime compensation is required depends on assessment of various factors chief among which is the nature of the employee’s work. The Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. has many years of experience in employment law. Our complimentary case evaluation looks at the specific facts of the case, and the specific job duties of the employee to find out if the employee is exempt or nonexempt.
Myth: Overtime Is Owed Only if Approved First by the Employer
This is not true. In situations where a non-exempt employee works overtime hours without the prior knowledge or approval or authorization of the employer, the employer is still required to pay for the overtime work at the overtime rate period. While the employer has to pay for that work at the overtime rate, the employer may be displeased with overtime hours being worked without prior authorization, especially if the employer has a policy that requires this.
Contact Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C., the overtime lawyer in Los Angeles that is happy to discuss the case when help is needed with payment of unauthorized overtime.
Myth: My Employer Can Pay My Standard Rate For Overtime Hours If I Am Ok With It.
Not true. If overtime is legally due to be paid, the employer must pay the overtime rate. Of course, it is entirely up to the employee what the employee does with whatever money he or she earns. but as far as the law is concerned, overtime must be paid where it is owed.
Fighting for Overtime Wages
For an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles, the goal is dispute resolution on favorable terms. Not only are our case evaluations complimentary but for employee clients, our fees are contingency based. This means we don’t get paid unless you do. Our compensation is an agreed-upon percentage of what we recover for our clients. Where overtime wages are concerned, the Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. can provide a cost effective, convenient and successful way forward.
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