The federal government passed a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to ensure fair treatment of workers in San Diego and across the country. Additionally, California has additional protections for employees like you.

If your employer or former employer violated state or federal FLSA laws, they might owe you compensation. ​San Diego Fair Labor Standards Act Wage Claims lawyer can review your case at no cost. We will pursue any compensation you deserve.

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What Is the Fair Labor Standards Act?

The FLSA:

  • Sets a federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour (though California sets its state minimum wage far higher)
  • Provides overtime pay protections for “non-exempt” employees who work more than 40 hours in a week
  • Requires that employers inform their employees of FLSA standards
  • Prohibits child labor

The Fair Labor Standards Act protects employees, and the law applies in California and the rest of the country. If your employer violated the FLSA regarding fair pay or otherwise our firm wants to hear about it.

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California Implements Its Own FLSA-Related Rules

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California goes above and beyond in implementing certain aspects of the FLSA. According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), businesses in California must pay a $15 minimum wage per hour (for employers with 26 or more employees) or $14/hour (for 25 or less employees).

Employees in California may be entitled to more generous overtime pay than in other states. California also has its own overtime pay rules for agricultural workers.

An attorney from Haeggquist & Eck can explain these state-specific FLSA rules. We’re versed in California’s fair pay statutes, and we monitor changes in the laws closely.

California Implements Its Own FLSA-Related Rules

What Does the Fair Labor Standards Act Say About Wages?

What Does the Fair Labor Standards Act Say About Wages?

Federal and California statutes provide basic pay-related protections, many of which fall under the FLSA. As an employee in San Diego, you generally deserve:

  • $15 an hour or more, which is the minimum wage in California for employees (when the employer has 26+ employees) 
  • A wage greater than $15 an hour, if your employer has promised it
  • 1.5 times pay or more for overtime work
  • Freedom from illegal withholding of your wages
  • Fair pay for work completed

Your employer must honor their contractual agreements with you, period.

Does the Fair Labor Standards Act Apply to Me?

The FLSA generally covers:

  • Employees at companies that do at least $550,000 in business each year
  • Hospitals, businesses providing medical or nursing care for residents, schools and preschools, and government agencies
  • Individual employees engaged in interstate commerce

The FLSA, or other applicable laws, may apply to you even if you don’t seemingly meet these criteria. If you’re the victim of unfair wage practices, an attorney from Haeggquist & Eck will lead your San Diego Fair Labor Standards Act wage claim.

Does the Fair Labor Standards Act Apply to Me?

An Attorney from Our Firm Can Help You Recover Wages Owed Under the FLSA

If you suspect you are the victim of unfair wage practices, you may contact an attorney from our firm. Our attorneys have a 99 percent success rate in the cases we handle. Employment law is one of our primary practice areas, and we understand how to complete wage claims efficiently.
Just as important as our experience is our client service, as we:
  • Listen to your story, ensuring that we understand your goals for your claim
  • Make sure to account for all of your covered damages, whether it is lost wages or other types of losses
  • Communicate proactively so that you always know what is going on with your claim
  • Work diligently for the best possible case outcome
  • Defend your rights and dignity throughout the wage claims process

Wage-Specific FLSA Violations That May Warrant a Claim

We represent clients whose employers violate their rights under the FLSA. Our team can file a claim for you if:
  • You received less than minimum wage
  • You have not received the wages your employer promised
  • Your employer withheld overtime pay
  • You experienced wage theft
  • You have endured any other injustice related to fair wages

It is never acceptable to withhold fair pay from any employee in San Diego. Don’t hesitate to get legal help if you believe an employer wronged you.

Call Haeggquist & Eck Today for a Free Consultation About Your Wage Claim

Employees in San Diego have rights under the law. Haeggquist & Eck takes cases like yours personally, fighting for justice through the claims process. Let us fight for the pay that your employer deprived you of.

Contact us at Haeggquist & Eck today at (619) 342-8000 for your free consultation. Don’t wait to call, as we may have a short window for filing your claim. We’ll get to work as soon as you complete your consultation.

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP – San Diego Office

Address:
225 Broadway, #2050
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-342-8000

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Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and professional but they sincerely cared about my wellbeing and understood the severity of my circumstance

I am beyond grateful to Alreen Haeggquist and Jenna Rangel who represented my case. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and professional but they sincerely cared about my wellbeing and understood the severity of my circumstance. As much as this path I was on was challenging, they tirelessly fought which gave me strength to carry me through. Their diligence, legal expertise and zealous advocacy led to a successful settlement and a new beginning to my life!
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