In California, the minimum wage is $8 per hour. While there are a few exceptions, state law requires employers to pay almost all employees the minimum wage or higher. If you aren’t receiving the minimum wage, you may be able to file a claim against your employer. Only an experienced attorney can determine the value of your claim, which may include the wages you are owed, interest, penalties and other damages.
Failure to pay minimum wage can happen even if technically you are supposed to be paid more than minimum wage. For example, a worker earning $11 an hour ends up earning less than minimum wage if they are required to work 50 hours a week because 10 of those hours must be paid at $16.50 an hour and if the employee was only paid $440.00 for the week that is $275 for 40 hours of work.
At the Employment Lawyers Group, our attorneys have extensive experience litigating unpaid wages cases, including failure to pay the minimum wage. Contact us to discuss your case and explain your options.
Protection for employees: if your employer fires you or punishes you for filing a failure-to-pay minimum wage claim, it may be subject to additional damages. If your employer takes the case to court and loses, it may be required to pay your attorney fees.
To schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles failure-to-pay minimum wage attorney, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla español.