California Overtime Class Actions
The Nourmand Law Firm has years of successful and effective litigation on behalf of workers. Our clients come to us with a range of complaints. Sometimes they are wrongfully terminated because their employer has retaliated against them for complaining about work conditions or “whistleblowing.” Other times, they have been denied pay for having worked overtime. This not only happens to one employee: it can happen to dozens or even hundreds. Our Los Angeles labor lawyers and minimum wage employment lawyers have the experience, skill and know-how to prosecute legal action against a California employer who has failed to pay you and your co-workers overtime.
In order to protect California workers from exploitation by employers, the California legislature has created a regulatory scheme to ensure that workers are justly compensated. For example, California employers are required to pay their workers overtime.When does Overtime Apply?
A California employee must be compensated at time and a half (or 1½ times his or her regular rate of pay) if the employee works:
- more than 8 hours a day;
- more than 40 hours a week;
- seven consecutive days in a work week (all time worked on the seventh day is overtime, except when double-time applies.)
A California employee must be compensated at twice the regular rate of pay if the employee works:
- in excess of 12 hours in one day;
- more than 8 hours on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
Typically, a California employer facing a lawsuit for unpaid overtime compensation will allege that the plaintiff employee is “exempt” from overtime pay on account of his job position. However, these exemptions are limited to professional positions, administrative positions, managerial positions, industry-specific positions, and certain union employees. If you have been improperly denied overtime, The Nourmand Law Firm can pursue a class action against your employer. An employer who fails to properly compensate its employees overtime is likely to face significant monetary liability. Also, see our section on “Exemptions.”Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Overtime Pay
You may find yourself in a situation where you are working more than eight hours a day or more than forty hours a week and not being paid time and a half for the extra work hours. Or you may be putting 12-hour days and not getting paid twice the regular rate of pay.
Many times, an employer company will violate the labor rights of not just one but several employees; sometimes, it’s entire staff. If you believe you and your coworkers are being denied overtime pay, contact The Nourmand Law Firm for a free consultation. Our Los Angeles Overtime Pay Class Action Lawyers are aggressive, skilled and effective at recovering compensation for overtime pay that has been denied to California workers.
At The Nourmand Law Firm we are experienced, seasoned and highly-skilled employment attorneys. We have a track record of success and excellence in representing our clients. Our clients are generally employees who suffered a wide range of abuses: wrongful termination, discrimination, demotion, denial of compensation (including the minimum wage, overtime, compensation for meal periods and rest periods) and other actions that violate the California Labor Code. We are experienced and knowledgeable in prosecuting overtime pay class actions on behalf of our clients.
We represent employees who have been denied overtime compensation, or otherwise injured by their employers wage and hour practices throughout Los Angeles, Koreatown, Pasadena, San Bernardino, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, the South Bay and throughout Southern California.