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Los Angeles Wage and Hour Lawyers Help Clients Understand and Enforce Their Rights at Work

Assisting clients in obtaining their rightful pay, breaks and employment benefits

At Los Angeles-based The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC, our attorneys are sensitive to tough decisions you may have to make, such as trying to preserve your relationship with the employer or making the decision to move on in the face of adverse working conditions. If you are entitled to retroactive pay, overtime pay, rest breaks or other remunerations, we offer highly personalized representation and creative strategies to protect your employment rights and secure the outcome you deserve.

Minimum wage disputes and fair wage claims in California

Our attorneys provide straightforward and reliable assistance for wage and hour disputes dealing with the following:

  • Wages
  • Paid sick leave and vacation benefits
  • Payroll deductions, fines, loss of pay due to docking
  • Payroll withholding
    • Voluntary termination
    • Involuntary termination
  • Fair wages
  • Minimum wages
  • Prevailing wages

Under California law, employees must receive at least the minimum wage, which is currently $8 per hour. Overtime compensation must be provided to certain nonexempt employees. Fair wage disputes are not always clear-cut — they generally involve employee claims that their compensation does not accurately reflect their job duties or their role within the company. If you are involved in a wage dispute, our Los Angeles attorneys first help you negotiate or mediate a resolution. If that is not successful, we will diligently pursue your claim through litigation.

Failure to pay overtime in Los Angeles, CA

Employers are generally required to pay you more than your regular rate of pay, with exceptions, when you work overtime, if you are a nonexempt employee. The specific laws include:

  • More than eight hours of work in one workday requires pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate
  • More than 12 hours of work in one workday requires 2 times the regular pay
  • More than 40 hours in one workweek requires 1.5 times the regular pay rate
  • The first eight hours on the seventh day of work in one workweek require 1.5 times the regular pay
  • More than eight hours worked on the seventh day of a workweek requires 2 times the pay

Many employers are guilty of overtime pay violations, whether purposeful or not. These can include failure to pay for overtime, failure to pay the appropriate rate or misclassification of employees to circumvent overtime pay. Through experienced, personable representation, we are sensitive to your circumstances. Our employment lawyers help you obtain the pay to which you are entitled and more.

Seek assistance from Los Angeles attorneys who understand your circumstances and your claim

With our reputation for exceptional representation, our attorneys at The Ruttenberg Law Firm, PC in Los Angeles achieve favorable results for many clients. To make a difficult employment situation easier, we offer evening and weekend appointments and provide services on a contingency fee basis. To obtain a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable attorney, contact us online or call (310) 979-7080 today.