Glendale Minimum Wage & Off-The-Clock Work Attorney

Did Your Employer Deny You Your Rightful Minimum Wage Earnings?

The Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian, APC, Employment Lawyer is recognized among the leading employment law firms handling cases involving employer wage and hour violations in California.

Employers and employees generally acknowledge the concept of a minimum wage, but many businesses attempt to skirt around the rules in various ways. As an employee, you may have been denied your rightful pay if your employer:

  • Had you on controlled standby time without pay
  • Scheduled you for a split shift and did not give you a paid meal break
  • Failed to pay you for travel time during your workday
  • Failed to pay for every hour worked, even though you were paid on commission or by piece rate.

These and other violations of state employment laws may amount to wage theft by employers.

No matter how you were denied minimum wage or were compelled to work outside of your normal paid work time, you should understand your rights and available legal remedies. Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian, APC, Employment Lawyer is a valuable source of advocacy for workers in California. We are here to help you stand up for your right to fair pay on the job.

Compensation Available in California Minimum Wage and Off-the-Clock Work Cases

In California, if an employer fails to pay an employee the minimum wage, the employee may be entitled to recover the unpaid wages, plus interest.

In addition to the minimum wage, California law also requires employers to pay their employees for all hours worked, including time spent working off the clock. This includes time spent on tasks such as setting up or closing a workstation, answering emails or phone calls outside of regular business hours, or attending meetings or trainings.

If an employee believes they have not been paid the minimum wage or have not been paid for all hours worked, they can file a lawsuit against their employer to recover unpaid wages, interest, and liquidated damages.. It is recommended that employees seek the advice of an experienced employment law attorney to determine the best course of action, such as the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian, APC, Employment Lawyer.

Documenting Lack of Payment for Off-the-Clock Work in California

Documenting the fact that you were not paid for off-the-clock work in California can be an important step in recovering any unpaid wages you may be owed. Here are some tips for documenting this type of situation:

  • Keep track of your work hours: It is important to keep accurate records of the hours you work, including any time spent working off the clock. This can include tasks such as answering emails or phone calls outside of regular business hours, attending meetings or trainings, or setting up or closing a workstation.
  • Save any relevant documents: If you have any written communication with your employer regarding off-the-clock work, such as emails or text messages, be sure to save a copy of these documents. You should also save any time sheets or other documents that show the hours you worked.
  • Talk to your co-workers: If you have co-workers who also worked off the clock, they may be able to confirm that you were not paid for this time. It may be helpful to get their statements in writing, either through an email or a written statement.

What If Your Company Compelled You To Work Off The Clock?

If you have a case against an employer who violated state wage and hour laws, how can you bring about justice? In consultation with our employment law attorney, you can explore this topic in depth. We may advise you to initiate or join a class action lawsuit or bring an individual claim against your employer. We will help you estimate legal costs as well as potential rewards.

Contact Us To Schedule A Time To Meet With A Lawyer

If you think you have encountered any illegal activity in the workplace, call the Law Offices of Eric A. Boyajian, APC, Employment Lawyer to discuss your circumstances. From offices in Glendale, we represent clients throughout California. Call us at 818-839-5969 or contact us by sending us a message through our contact form here.