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Glendale Wage & Hour Claims

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When you take a job from any company, you are likely given a contract or paperwork which lays out the way that you will be paid. You should also find out if you are classified as either an hourly or salary employee. However, there may have been a mistake or an intentional effort to misclassify you in order to avoid paying you properly.

If you are dealing with any type of issue regarding hours worked, wages owed, or pay rate, you should contact a Glendale employment law attorney. In this type of matter, you can trust Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers APC to counsel and represent you.

Wage and hour issues for which you may need legal assistance include:

Protecting You Against Unfair Compensation

There are very strict wage and labor laws which have been put in place to protect individuals like yourself from being treated unfairly. The laws cover classification of employees, minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, and more. We can assist employees from all sectors, including restaurant workers, bartenders, office workers, and any others who believe they have had their rights violated.

Whether you believe that your employee has made an intentional error to pay you less than what you are owed or it was an honest mistake, you should hire a Glendale employment lawyer to represent you. We can provide you with sound guidance and representation to ensure that the situation is righted and that you receive the proper amount of compensation.

Contact a Glendale Employment Lawyer

Do you have any questions about your hours, compensation, or employee classification? The knowledgeable, competent, and experienced attorneys from Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers can provide you with the answers you need. Don't go through this alone!

Call Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers now at (800) 576-4620 to get started with a free evaluation.

Fighting Back Against Overtime Violations

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In the state of California, it is common to hear about employees who did not receive pay for overtime. There are a number of different reasons that this can occur, but the bottom line is that it is illegal to deny wages if you are entitled to them. Our Glendale lawyer can assist you, no matter what occupation you are working—whether your workplace is an office, construction or industrial site, or you are a restaurant worker or bartender.

If you have worked above your standard hours, you deserve to be paid overtime compensation. You may be uncertain about if you are eligible for overtime pay, which a competent lawyer can discuss with you. When your employer withholds pay from you unfairly, you should consider retaining the services of a Glendale employment law attorney from Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers.

California Overtime Laws

In the State of California, employees are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. The same goes for employees who are paid a salary, are considered independent contractors, or part-time employees. The laws do not differentiate who is entitled to overtime pay based on the employee’s day-to-day duties, position, or title. Only those who are considered “exempt employees” would not be eligible to receive overtime pay.

What Is an Exempt Employee?

You will need to determine whether you are considered an exempt or non-exempt employee to determine if you should be paid for overtime. If you are already aware of your classification and that you should be receiving overtime compensation, such as if you have paperwork outlining your position, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. You will need a competent and knowledgeable lawyer to represent you and guide you toward the most appropriate procedure.

An employer may fail to pay you overtime as a result of:

  • Mistaken misclassification
  • Intentional misclassification
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Harassment

An exempt employee is often classified as an employee who works at the “executive,” “administrative,” and or the “professional level. The executive exemption typically means that person is paid at least $640 per week and often holds many different types of responsibilities, such as managing others.

These factors qualify someone as an executive exempt employee:

  • Manager of the company or a recognized department within the company
  • Directly manages the work of at least 2 subordinates
  • Has the authority to hire or terminate employment
  • Can exercise his or her own authority to make business decisions
  • Spends at least half of the time performing any of the above duties on a day-to-day

These factors qualify an employee under the professional exemption:

  • Holds a license in the State of California in an area such as medicine, law, or accounting
  • Holds a master’s degree or higher, and is working in a field that requires that level of degree
  • Working in an artistic field. Some examples include a technical writer, screen writer, actor, or an artist
  • Can exercise independent judgment within the scope of his or her job
  • Is paid a minimum base salary

The last exemption is the administrative exemption. Administrative employees serve to coordinate and support the overall operations of the business.

Some examples of industries where you will find an administrative exempt employee:

  • Accounting
  • Human resources
  • Tax-related employment
  • Legal services

Contact us to start with your free consultation today!

Providing Legal Protection from Overtime Violations

The Glendale employment lawyers at Haig B. Kazandjian Lawyers truly care about the outcome of our clients' cases. You can rely on us to be there for you and provide you with legal support throughout the entire process. We have earned a reputation for being zealous advocates whenever a case goes up against opposing counsel, so you can rest assured that we are not afraid to fight on your behalf. If you are worried about how you will pay for your services, you can relax knowing we work on a contingency fee basis.

Call now at (800) 576-4620 to receive a free consultation.

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