Get Compensated for Your Hard-Earned Overtime!
We live in a world that is moving faster than ever before. You work hard and you need to be compensated for it. Employees in the state of California are entitled to overtime compensation for each hour worked over the initial eight hours in a day, or 40 hours in a week, depending on how your schedule is arranged.
Overtime, also known as time-and-a-half, essentially means that you are owed your regular salary plus half of that for every hour worked over eight hours. If you are working over 12 hours, then you are owed twice your regular pay.
It should be noted that not all employees are eligible for overtime. Those who don’t qualify may include:
- Taxi drivers
- Students in a nursing program
- Employees of the State
- Professional actors
- Airline employees
If you work purely on commission, then that does not necessarily mean you are ineligible from overtime pay. While it may depend on the industry you’re in, many employees who work on commission are entitled to it. Those working in jobs such as car sales, loans, or insurance still qualify! If you feel that your pay is being restricted, contact Law Office of Neda Aguirre, APC for help from a skilled Temecula employment law attorney.
Employer Negligence and Employee Misclassification
A common issue in the workplace is employee misclassification. A new employee may be hired as non-exempt but put in the system as exempt. This occurrence can be intentional or strictly negligent. For example, if you have ever been labeled as an independent contractor, instead of a full-time employee, than your employer has acted negligently.
Wage & Hour Violations
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has established laws to help protect you from employer negligence and violations. These laws help govern issues such as minimum wage, overtime pay, and more. Here are several examples of frequent violations that can occur at the workplace:
- Misclassification of employees as exempt or non-exempt
- Refusal to pay for both overtime hours and total hours worked
- Asking an employee to work overtime without pay
- Revising employees’ time sheets
Retain a Trusted and Skilled Legal Advocate Today
If you feel that your additional hours of work are not being properly compensated for, contact our Temecula legal team today to review your legal rights! Every employer must be accountable for their actions, and we will help alleviate any inconvenience caused to you and your family.
Call (951) 977-4904 today to schedule a free consultation at Law Office of Neda Aguirre, APC!
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