Minimum Wage & Overtime
For services provided to your employer, you deserve fair and full compensation according to all Federal and California wage-and-hour laws. At Klein Law Group, our attorneys fight to ensure that workers are paid in full, including minimum wage, overtime, premiums for missed or inadequate meal and rest breaks, split-shifts, and reporting time.
California employers must pay their workers for all hours worked, and not less than the minimum wage for each hour. The employer cannot make a “deal” with you to pay you a lump sum in cash which is less than the minimum wage for each hour that you work. The employer still has to pay you minimum wage even if you agree to work for less. And it does not matter if you are an undocumented worker because California laws provide equal protections to all workers.
If you work more than 8 hours a day or more than 40 hours a week, you are likely entitled to overtime compensation. There are certain categories of employees who are not entitled to overtime. Specifically, California and Federal labor laws provide a number of exemptions that allow employers to bypass the overtime regulations. These exemptions can be divided in three main categories: executive, administrative, and professional employees. In addition, there are exemptions for outside salespersons and employees in the computer software field. If you would like to learn more about your overtime rights and how overtime hours are calculated, consider reading our blog posts on overtime laws. We have also created a California overtime calculator that calculates your overtime hours for you.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our San Francisco employment law attorneys for a free consultation, please contact our office by phone. We provide a free consultation for all employees who needs help in recovering unpaid wages. In most cases, we represent employees on a contingency fee basis, meaning the employee does not have to pay our attorney’s fees, unless there is a monetary recovery.