Wage And Hour Violations: Employment Lawyer San Francisco Daniel Feder
Employees have every right to expect that they will be paid promptly and according the law. Many employers, however, don’t pay their employees in accordance with state law or federal laws. Even large employers have been known to brazenly commit a wide range of wage and hour violations against employees. Employers frequently don’t pay employees for overtime. In other instances, employees are forced to buy their own work uniforms. And in many cases, workers are not receiving the meal and rest periods they are entitled to according to law. These are all illegal actions by the employer, and many employees feel there is nothing they can do about it. The good news is, you can.
Wages are due to you immediately upon termination. If any employer does not pay you all wages you are owed at termination, the employer might owe you significant penalties. Additionally, you are entitled to protection from termination for making complaints about failing to properly compensate you in accordance with the law. This is called a whistleblower case. So, for example, if you complain about overtime, and your employer fires you in retaliation, you have a wrongful termination case. This is called a “Tameny” claim, which is a wrongful termination in violation of public policy.
Wage And Hour — Individual And Class-Action Lawyer
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 80 percent of employers are not in compliance with applicable wage and hour laws. As a California employee, you have the right to sue your employer if your employer has not paid you all the wages you are owed. If your wages have not been paid, you can sue. If you have been forced to miss your breaks, you can sue. If you have been deprived of compensation for work-related expenses, you should contact an experienced wage and hour litigator to help you enforce your rights.
If your employer has violated any of your rights under the California Labor Code and Wage Orders and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), you should consider pursuit of litigation. Get in touch with the wage and hour lawyers at The Law Offices of Daniel Feder so that they can evaluate your case and help you file a lawsuit against your employer.
The experienced wage and hour attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel Feder are committed to fighting for the employment law rights of California employees to ensure that all employers are in compliance with employment and labor laws. In certain limited situations, we will represent clients and members of class-action lawsuits. Class actions are actions brought by a representative employee on behalf of other employees with shared interests and common sets of legal and factual questions. The court will determine if the case can proceed as a class action after a motion for class certification is filed. If there is a settlement, it must be approved by the court. A distribution of settlement monies is then made to the class in a claims distribution process.
The employer may have violated a federal employment or labor law or state employment or labor laws. This can take the form of unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, missed meal breaks and rest breaks, unlawful pay deductions, failure to receive proper wage earning documentation, failure to reimburse for required uniform and uniform maintenance, mileage, tools, etc., and other California wage violations.
Did Your Employer Violate California’s Wage And Hour Laws?
At The Law Offices of Daniel Feder, we have been helping victimized employees stand up for their wage and hour rights for more than 25 years. Mr. Feder brings more than 25 years of experience to each case he takes, and has handled numerous high-profile wage and hour matters in the past. Recently, he represented more than 60,000 employees in class actions concerning failure to comply with California’s wage and hour laws. Some of these class actions were against huge retailers, including Polo Ralph Lauren, The Gap, Banana Republic and Chico’s. In these matters, the retailers illegally required their employees to wear their brand name clothing at work and pay for it themselves. As a result of Mr. Feder‘s representation, plaintiffs in these actions received more than $10 million.
This are just a few examples of how Mr. Feder‘s skill, experience and dedication have resulted in justice for our clients. Our lawyers also handle the following wage and hour violations:
- Failure to provide meal and rest breaks
- Failure to pay for overtime
- Misclassification of exempt versus nonexempt employees
- Forcing employees to purchase their own uniforms
- Unlawful termination for wage and hour complaints
- Unpaid commissions and bonuses
- Unpaid wages
- Minimum wage violations
- Failure to reimburse for expenses
- Breach of employment contract
If you have suffered from any of these illegal wage practices, contact an experienced wage and hour lawyer at The Law Offices of Daniel Feder.
What is a Class Action?
Many employees in the state of California are simply misinformed and uneducated about their state and federal employment rights, and their rights are violated without them knowing. If one employee has been subjected to violations in the workplace, it is probably that other employees have experienced similar violations.
If you employer is in violation of any California employment and labor laws and has violated the rights of other employees, we might be able to bring a class-action lawsuit on your behalf. In a class-action lawsuit, an individual employee sues an employer on behalf of other similarly situated employees. We have handled dozens of such class actions. They predominate in the area of wage and hour. That is the area of class actions in which we specialize. The California class action wage and hour attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel Feder can help you file a class-action lawsuit against your employer. We can help you recover damages. We can help you stand up for the class of workers who have been cheated out of their wages.
The amount of money you have not been paid might be small. However, if the employer has been engaging in illegal practices against many employees, and a class action is certified, the employer can be held liable for millions of dollars to compensate you and your co-workers. And you can collect an incentive fee in addition to your damages to compensate you for the time and energy you have expended to represent the class.
Get Started On Your Legal Claim Today. Contact Our Law Firm.
We work hard everyday to help employees who are denied the wages they have rightfully earned. If you were not paid wages you earned, this is a serious setback. We want to help. We will act quickly to try to collect for you and help you recover any earned and unpaid overtime, commissions, bonuses and other wages to which you are entitled. Contact our San Francisco wage and hour violation attorneys to learn more.
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