Unfortunately, employers sometimes fail to correctly pay their employees for all the hours they worked at the appropriate rate. Concerns over the proper accounting and payment of wages can be handled by a wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles. Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C.’s knowledgeable wage and hour attorneys have experience handling wage and hour claims.
Examples of wage theft
Wage hour violations are not limited to the underpayment of wages. Other forms of wage and violations can include, but are not limited to:
• Underpaying employees by paying less than the mandated minimum wage
• Preventing employees from taking appropriate meal or rest breaks
• Withholding earned commissions, overtime pay, and tips earned by the employee
• Failing to accrue sick time
• Ignoring receipts to avoid reimbursing the employee for business or travel expenses
• Making unauthorized deductions from paychecks
• Not having enough cash to cover paychecks – bounced payments
• Holding back necessary documents the employee needs for taxes
The wage and hour laws can be complicated; there are caveats, exceptions, and circumstances around each case. A good way to get to brass tacks is to contact a wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles who can guide a potential client through the nuances of the law.
Prevalence of wage and hour theft by employers
An Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report highlights the seriousness of this problem. EPI looked at 10 of America’s most populous states and found that more than 2 million workers lose $8 billion annually (about $3,300/year for full-time workers) to wage violations. In many cases, the violations were against the lowest paid employees – the most vulnerable.
Akopyan Law Firm A.P.C. can offer the services of a wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles
We are here to guide each client through the complex world of employment law. Serving clients in Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles, our experienced attorneys and outstanding customer service will not disappoint. Each wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles working at Akopyan Law Firm, A.P.C. also handles other types of employment disputes such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment.
Contact us to see why clients have said things like: “I found a ‘human being’ behind the desk and most of all I got the results I deserved,” and “He made sure that I understood the litigation strategy being used, and that I was comfortable with all of actions he took,” among many other happy testimonials. We are proud of our perfect five-star rating on Google and Yelp and are pleased to have recovered millions in damages for deserving clients.
Our employee clients never have to worry about upfront fees, costly retainers, or hourly rates; we operate on a contingency basis. This means we take an agreed-upon percentage of what we recover. It’s just part of how we remain a top wage and hour attorney in Los Angeles. Contact us to learn more.