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 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.
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.
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:
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.