San Diego Wage & Hour Lawyers

Serving Workers in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside & Orange Counties

Under California law, your employer is required to pay you fair wages. Our state wage and hour laws are among the strictest in the country surpassing even federal labor laws in scope. However, many employers fail to abide by the state’s strict requirements either out of unfamiliarity with them or through willful violations. These laws apply to various aspects associated with wages, from requiring minimum wage for all employees, even those who receive tips, proper wage payment for overtime, and paying employees who are asked to work “off the clock.” At Khosroabadi & Hill, our dedicated legal team handles all wage and hour disputes and claims. 


Not paid fair wages? Get a free, initial consultation with a San Diego wage and hour attorney at Khosroabadi & Hill. Contact us online or at (858) 365-9555.


Wage & Hour Laws in California

If you file a claim against your employer for any wage or hour violation, you may be entitled to monetary damages depending on the nature of the violation. For example, if you were not paid minimum wage or rightful overtime pay, you may be owed the unpaid amounts along with interest and your legal fees. If you were not provided meal or rest breaks or were made to work during them, you may be owed one hour’s pay for every violation of this nature. Furthermore, your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for making a wage/hour violation complaint or legal claim. 

Our legal team brings experienced and dedicated representation to employees who have sustained financial losses of all kinds due to employer misconduct under the law. Our attorneys work together to provide you with thorough case preparation and strong advocacy both at the settlement table and in court. 

California’s wage and hour laws cover the following issues:

  • Minimum wage. California has gradually increased the minimum wage over the years. This wage is based on the number of individuals employed. As of 2021, the minimum wage for employers with up to 25 employees is $13.00. Employers with over 25 employees must pay $14. This wage will increase in 2023.
  • Overtime. Generally, employees who work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours weekly are entitled to time and half. If working on a seventh continuous day, employees are also entitled to time and half for the first eight hours. Double time is required for employees who work more than 12 hours a day or more than eight hours on a seventh day in one week.
  • Breaks. Employees must be paid for the meal and rest breaks they are guaranteed under law according to their work schedules.
  • Misclassification. This occurs when you have been classified as “exempt” from employment laws when you should have been “non-exempt” and protected by law. Exempt employees are paid a salary as opposed to an hourly wage and thus not subject to certain laws.

Our firm can represent you in any claims in which your employer violated the law regarding wages and/or hours. 

Wage & Hour Claims 

You may have a valid claim against your employer for any of the following:

  • You were paid less than minimum wage
  • You were not paid overtime
  • You were not paid for all of the hours you worked
  • Your were never reimbursed for work-related expenses
  • You were not paid for all the hours you worked after being laid off or terminated
  • You were required to perform work duties while on a meal or rest break
  • You were not given a pay stub or statement that included all required information
  • You were misclassified as a salaried employee as opposed to an employee working hourly
  • You were told to work “off the clock” and were not paid for it

Damages in a Wage & Hour Claim or Lawsuit

If you file a claim against your employer for any wage or hour violation, you may be entitled to monetary damages depending on the nature of the violation. For example, if you were not paid minimum wage or rightful overtime pay, you may be owed the unpaid amounts along with interest and your legal fees. If you were not provided meal or rest breaks or were made to work during them, you may be owed one hour’s pay for every violation of this nature. Furthermore, your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for making a wage/hour violation complaint or legal claim. 

Our legal team brings experienced and dedicated representation to employees who have sustained financial losses of all kinds due to employer misconduct under the law. Our attorneys work together to provide you with thorough case preparation and strong advocacy both at the settlement table and in court. 

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