In California, most employees who work more than 40 hours in one week or more than 8 hours in one day are entitled to overtime pay and the rate of one and one-half regular pay. If you are owed overtime but your employer has failed to pay you, it is important to consult with an experienced employment law attorney.
At Laturno & Graves, our Escondido unpaid overtime attorneys are here to protect your rights. We have a proven record of success obtaining results for mistreated employees throughout Southern California.
Misclassification Of Employees
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California Labor Code and Corresponding Wage Orders requires employers to pay employees overtime wages, unless those employees are classified as managers (exempt, as opposed to nonexempt). The definition of manager is unclear, however, and in some cases employers intentionally misclassify employees for the purpose of denying overtime pay.
If you have the title of manager, but, in fact, are spending at least half of your working hours doing the same type of work as your subordinates, you are likely eligible for overtime, provided you work more than 8 hours in one day or more than 40 hours in a week. Our attorneys are experienced in misclassification cases and can help you understand your rights in this important legal matter.
Our lawyers handle unpaid overtime claims for clients in San Diego County and throughout Southern California. Contact us today online or by telephone at 760-705-4713 to arrange a consultation with an Escondido unpaid overtime attorney.