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Are You Not Being Paid What Your Employer Owes You?
An overtime hour in California is any hour more than 40 per week or eight per day, paid at a rate of one-and-a-half times the employee’s standard rate. Often, however, employees who aren’t exempt from overtime laws can find themselves working 50 hours or more per week to retain a reasonable standard of living. The extra money that overtime brings can help a household survive, but it can just as likely take a severe toll on those who can become overly fatigued or ill from so much work.
Matters can be made worse when an employer doesn’t correctly compensate employees for overtime work or withholds wages earned by an employee. If you’re struggling to get what an employer owes you, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP can aggressively fight to help you gain your income with help from our unpaid wages and overtime attorneys in San Diego. We often help clients reach settlements with employers, but we’re no strangers to the courtroom and will fearlessly and aggressively pursue your best interests.
Misclassification to Avoid Overtime Pay
Employers who wish to avoid paying overtime to their employees may willfully misclassify them as managers or administrators to make them exempt employees and ineligible for overtime pay.
Exempt employees are usually defined by the following:
- Paid a salary that’s at least twice the state minimum wage at full-time employment
- White-collar work – meaning, the employee’s duties are primarily administrative, executive, or professional in nature
- Independent judgment and discretion are regularly exercised by the employee to complete work tasks
If none of the following applies to you, but your employer says you are exempt from overtime, contact an unpaid wages and overtime attorney in San Diego to help you seek fair and just compensation. Our attorneys will analyze payroll records, job descriptions, and other documents to help us demonstrate that your employer is responsible for unlawfully calculating the time you work and what you are owed for purposefully misclassifying workers.
What’s the Penalty for My Employer if I win?
If your employer failed to pay overtime, the fines they can face are significant enough to assure that the likelihood of repeat offenses in the future is minimal. They may even be criminally charged over the matter. An unpaid wages and overtime attorney in San Diego can help you fight to hold your employer accountable while seeking damages that can include the overtime pay you are owed.
Your employer may additionally be held liable for your attorney’s fees, which allows you to pursue a lawsuit with help from Haeggquist & Eck, LLP on a contingency fee basis – you won’t pay us anything out of pocket for our help.
Helping You Recover Lost Overtime Pay
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP is one of the most well-known law firms in the San Diego area because our team of attorneys is fearless about aggressively pursuing what our clients are entitled to by law. Our unpaid wages and overtime attorneys in San Diego have years of experience serving workers like you who have been taken advantage of by their employers.
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