For many Bay Area employers, violating wage and hour laws is a part of doing business. When it comes to compensation issues such as misclassification of employees to avoid paying overtime, many companies violate the law. A San Francisco wage and hour attorney can hold your employer accountable for pay and hour violations.
Why Choose The Armstrong Law Firm?
If your employer is not paying you the compensation you deserve, the attorneys at The Armstrong Law Firm are here to enforce your rights by filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of those employed.
We represent employees throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, San Jose and Marin County. We offer a consultation to discuss your case and possible courses of action.
If we think your employer has violated California wage and hour laws and/or the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), our lawyers will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If we prevail, your employer may be responsible for paying your attorney fees as well.
What Is The Fair Labor Standards Act?
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that establishes wage and hour rules, including the requirement for employers to pay overtime for hours in excess of 40 in a week. Wage and hour rules change often and contain many exemptions. For example, wage and hour laws do not apply to certain employee classifications such as managers. Some employers attempt to get around wage and overtime laws by incorrectly classifying employees as “managers” to avoid paying overtime.
The following are examples of employer actions that are illegal under the FLSA:
- Minimum Wage Violations
- Independent Contractor Misclassification
- Illegal Wage Practices in California
- Missed Meal and Rest Breaks
Employers who are willing to violate wage and hour laws for one employee typically do so for other employees as well. For this reason, we often handle wage and hour cases as class action lawsuits.