California Labor Code Allows for Wage Disputes in Several Areas

Wage disputes are an area of employment law that can affect everyone because everybody wants to proper compensation for the work they put into their jobs. We have touched on some of the issues concerning lunch breaks, rest periods, overtime and vacation pay, but the California Labor Code also contains provisions relating to issues such as:

  • Working “off the clock,” “reporting pay” or “on call” time
  • Uniform or tool fees
  • Failing to reimburse for work-related expenses
  • Failing to pay commissions or bonuses
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt (“Salaried Employees”) or “Independent Contractor”
  • Failing to pay the legal minimum wage
  • Failing to count travel time when that is allowed
  • Sending workers home early without paying them for at least a half day’s shift
  • Requiring an employee to give management a share of tips
  • Failing to pay a split-shift premium if an employee had to leave and come back

As we said at the beginning of the week, the nature of the economy has likely contributed to continuing wage disputes in California. Companies may feel a little more pressure to cut corners to make an extra buck, but if you believe that your employer is denying you pay to which you are entitled, you should contact our Los Angeles employment lawyers for a free consultation. You deserve to be paid properly for every hour you have worked and our firm can explain your rights and assist you in making a claim if your employer has broken the law.

Law Offices of Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob – Los Angeles employment attorneys