When it comes to employment litigation, disputes between an employer and an employee related to overtime pay are not uncommon. Every nonexempt employee has the right to be compensated at the correct legal rate for all hours of work in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. If your employer has failed to pay you for all hours worked or at the correct applicable rate, you are invited to contact the Akopyan Law Firm to discuss your potential case with an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles. Our lawyers are well versed in California’s wage and hour laws and can quickly help determine if your employer has violated the law.
California’s Requirement to Pay Overtime
According to the applicable provisions of the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders, the California Code of Regulations, and the California Labor Code employers in California are generally required to compensate 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 workday; with double-time after eight (8) hours on the seventh day of any workweek, or after twelve (12) hours in any workday. While some employees are exempt from this requirement, employees should never assume that they are exempt, simply because that is what their employer tells them to. Oftentimes employers deliberately or mistakenly misclassify employees as exempt, so they do not have to pay overtime. If you live in Los Angeles and are not being paid for your overtime work at the overtime rate, you should consult an experienced overtime lawyer in Los Angeles to see if you are owed unpaid overtime wages. The lawyers at the Akopyan Law Firm are well versed in wage and hour laws and can quickly help you determine if you have a case.
Class Action Lawsuit or Single Plaintiff Suit? An Overtime Lawyer Can Help
When an employee is denied overtime pay, there is a possibility that other similarly situated employees may have suffered the same violation. In some cases, it is appropriate to pursue overtime claims on a class-wide basis. In other cases, a better approach is to bring individual claims. An overtime lawyer in Los Angeles can help employees in the Los Angeles area select the correct strategy and determine the best course of action in each case.
Fired for Asking for Overtime Wages? An Overtime Lawyer Can Help
Let’s face it. Employers are not happy when their employees demand payment of overtime compensation. Some employers even go so far as to retaliate against an employee for merely inquiring about his or her right to receive overtime pay. If this has happened to you, you’re your employment is in California, your employer may have violated the law. We invite you to contact the Akopyan Law Firm for a complimentary case evaluation by an experienced overtime lawyer– we will review your potential case free of charge.
Hiring an Overtime Lawyer Gets Results
By consulting an overtime lawyer in Los Angeles, employees can find out what their rights are and what an employer is legally required to pay, in accordance with state and federal law. If you were not paid for overtime hours worked, our experienced lawyers can help recover what you are rightfully owed.
Expert Knowledge and Experience
With nearly 20 years of experience, Akopyan Law Firm’s legal team focuses on employment law and litigation. Our overtime lawyers in Los Angeles are ready to enforce your rights and seek justice on your behalf. Our firm is devoted to protecting the rights of people who have been mistreated at work or abused by their employers. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and look forward to putting our experience to work for you!
If you’ve been denied overtime pay, demoted, or terminated for asking for overtime pay, contact the Akopyan Law Firm for a complimentary case evaluation with an experienced overtime lawyer in Los Angeles. Let us help you recover the compensation you are owed!