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When an employer fails to compensate a non-exempt employee for hours the employee worked, overtime hours the employee worked, or commissions the employee earned, it is legally defined as unpaid wages. In California, employers must promptly compensate their employees for the hours they have worked. This means that an employer must compensate a non-exempt employee if: the employee travels to and from jobs, the employee works while at home, the employee works through his/her lunch time or breaks, or the employee works over time.
If an employer fails to compensate a non-exempt employee within a given pay period, the employee may be allowed to take legal action to recover his/her unpaid wages. Additionally, if non-exempt employees inform their employers that they have not received payment for hours they have worked, and the employees receive an adverse reaction from their employers, the employees may be able to file a retaliation claim. A retaliation claim allows employees to seek monetary damages for emotional stress and unpaid compensation.
Obtaining an Attorney
If you have not been paid wages by your employer for hours you have worked, you need to speak with a knowledgeable Employment Law attorney. An Employment Law attorney can evaluate your work situation and advise you of your legal options. Additionally, a skilled lawyer can ensure that your individual rights remain protected as you seek compensation from your employer for your unpaid wages.
Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney
The Shaun Setaruh Law Group, P.C. has represented numerous clients throughout Los Angeles with their Employment Law matters. If you have been a victim of unpaid wages, call the Shaun Setaruh Law Group today at (877) 222-7800. At the Shaun Setaruh Law Group, you will receive dependable legal resources, advocacy, and representation from a knowledgeable Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney.
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