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You work hard for your wages and are entitled to compensation for your time. Not only do you deserve to be fairly compensated for your work, the also law requires it. Unfortunately, some employers fail to pay their employees in full or on time. If you were not paid wages according to the California Labor Code for your work, it’s within your rights to seek all unpaid wages, and it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you. Read on to learn more about unpaid wages claims and how a Los Angeles Unpaid Wages Lawyer can help you retrieve the money owed to you.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY EMPLOYER HASN'T PAID ME FOR ALL HOURS WORKED?

If you are a non-exempt employee and your employer has failed to pay you for all your hours worked, reach out to a Los Angeles Unpaid Wages Lawyer as soon as possible. The California Labor Code gives employees various protections regarding working conditions, hours, and compensation.

If you believe any of your rights as an employee have been infringed upon, it’s time to seek legal advice from an experienced employee rights attorney.

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-EXEMPT EMPLOYEES?

By law, employers must pay non-exempt hourly employees for all hours worked. This means non-exempt employees must be compensated for time spent completing their regular tasks during their shifts, as well as for time spent completing any of the following:

  • Waiting and on-call time
  • Training time
  • Preparation time
  • Travel time

You are also entitled to any overtime wages you have earned. If you are a non-exempt employee and have not been fairly compensated for your overtime hours, you must contact an experienced employee rights attorney immediately.

SCENARIOS THAT COULD RESULT IN AN UNPAID WAGES CLAIM

There are a variety of scenarios that could result in an unpaid wages claim.

Some of the most common scenarios include the following:

  • Your employer requires you to perform work off-the-clock, such as pre- or post-shift work, work at home, or work while on a break
  • Your employer fails to pay you the minimum wage
  • Your employer fails to pay earned commissions or bonuses
  • Your employer fails to pay overtime or double-time wages
  • Your employer fails to pay prevailing wages for qualifying jobs
  • Your employer fails to pay one hour of premium pay for requiring you to take meal breaks onsite instead of being able to leave the premises
  • Your employer fails to pay your final wages following the termination of your employment

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HOW DO I SUPPORT MY CLAIM?

The California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement will require certain documents from you to substantiate your claim. This would include dishonored checks, pay stubs, and time sheets. It would also be helpful to show written proof that you have already requested these payments from your employer to no avail.

HOW CAN A LOS ANGELES UNPAID WAGES LAWYER HELP?

If you believe that your employer has committed wage and hour violations, a Los Angeles Unpaid Wages Lawyer can help. An experienced attorney can navigate you through the complexities surrounding the legalities of unpaid wages. If your coworkers have also experienced unpaid wages, your attorney will help you file a class action lawsuit.

You deserve to be fairly compensated for your work. Consult with an employee rights lawyer to understand your options for reclaiming your lost wages.

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After experiencing unpaid or late wages in the workplace, it’s difficult to know where to turn and who you can trust. At the Malk Law Firm, we have successfully represented employees against large and small companies (all over California and Washington) in various labor and employment-related lawsuits.

Trust our team to fight for your rights in the workplace. Our employee rights lawyer is available for a consultation to discuss your options. Please reach out today to tell us about your case.

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