Will I Get Fired For Pursuing My Claim?
Many people are worried they will lose their jobs if they file a legal claim against their employers. While employers don’t have the legal right to fire you for filing a wage and hour claim, they do have the power to do it. If you are fired for bringing a wage and hour claim, we can file a second claim for retaliation against them. Our lawyers will discuss your case with you to determine if taking legal action is a risk you are willing to take.
How Do I Know If I’m Exempt From Overtime?
Only certain employees are exempt from overtime — such as managers and other people who help make managerial decisions. If you have been “promoted” to management but are still completing the tasks of a regular worker, you may still be entitled to overtime. Contact our office to discuss your case in more detail.
Is It Legal For My Employer To Deny Meal And Rest Breaks?
No. It is not legal. In California, you are entitled to a 30-minute unpaid meal break if you work more than five hours in a day. If you work more than 10 hours in one day, you must be given a second 30-minute break.