When you’ve worked extra hours and your paycheck fails to reflect your dedication, it’s not just a matter of numbers. It’s a violation of trust and your economic security. Additionally, unpaid overtime undermines the very idea of fair labor.
If your employer failed to pay you owed overtime, you should contact an Irvine unpaid overtime lawyer at the Law Office of John Dalton. We specialize in helping individuals across California deal with unpaid overtime issues and understand workers’s struggles when employers wrong them. Our commitment to securing justice and fair compensation for our clients is unwavering. If you’re in the unfortunate situation of being a victim of unpaid overtime, know you’re not alone. An experienced employment litigation attorney, John Dalton, is here to fight for you.
What Are California’s Overtime Laws?
- At least one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for time worked over 8 hours in a single day, over 40 hours in a week, or the first 8 hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of the work week; and
- Double the standard rate when an employee works over 12 hours in a day or over 8 hours on the seventh consecutive day of the work week.
At the Law Office of John Dalton, we recognize how serious unpaid overtime is and approach each case with the urgency and compassion it warrants. Remember, employers must adhere to these laws. If they don’t, they can be held legally accountable.
What Are Some Examples of Unpaid Overtime?
The following are a few examples of situations where unpaid overtime might occur:
- Employee misclassification. Employers may improperly classify employees as exempt from overtime when they should be non-exempt.
- Improper rounding of time records. Employers must accurately record and pay for all work hours. Rounding practices that consistently favor employers and result in unpaid overtime may violate the law.
- Off-the-clock work. Employers sometimes require or allow employees to perform work-related tasks off the clock that they should legally pay for as overtime;
- Comp time instead of overtime pay. In California, comp time cannot be used as a substitute for a non-exempt worker’s overtime pay.
- Piece-rate pay violations. Employees paid on a piece-rate basis should receive additional compensation for overtime hours.
- Split-shift pay. Employees who work split shifts with a significant gap between shifts may be entitled to additional pay.
- Travel time. In some situations, unpaid time spent traveling to and from work-related locations may constitute compensable work hours.
- On-call time. If employees are required to be on-call and must respond to work-related duties, they may be entitled to compensation for their time on call, even if they are not actively working.
If you think your employer deprived you of overtime wages, let the Law Office of John Dalton be your first call. With our unwavering commitment to justice and a personal touch that sets us apart, we are not just lawyers—we are your advocates, your support, and your path to just compensation.
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What Can an Irvine Unpaid Overtime Lawyer at the Law Office of John Dalton Do for Me?
With a wealth of experience litigating hundreds of unpaid overtime cases, the Law Office of John Dalton has secured some of the largest verdicts in the State of California. We know how to take on employers—from mom-and-pop shops to powerful adversaries—and win. As your unpaid overtime attorney, these are just a few of the services you can expect from us:
- Legal consultation. We can review your situation, examine your work history, pay records, and other relevant documents, and provide you with an initial consultation to determine if you have a valid claim for unpaid overtime.
- Filing a complaint. If you have a valid claim, we can help you file a complaint or lawsuit against your employer, including filing legal documents and a complaint or a wage claim with the appropriate government agency.
- Damages. We can help you pursue damages such as unpaid wages, interest on unpaid wages, and attorney’s fees and costs.
- Negotiation. In many cases, we can negotiate with your employer to settle without going to court.
- Court representation. If a negotiated settlement isn’t possible, we can present evidence and arguments on your behalf to seek a favorable outcome at trial.
- Compliance with labor laws. We can ensure that your employer complies with California labor laws moving forward, preventing future violations and protecting your employee rights.
If you suspect your employer denied you the overtime pay you are legally entitled to, we will delve into your case specifics, formulate a robust legal strategy, and pursue your claim with the full force of our resources. Our approach is thorough, leaving no stone unturned in the quest for compensation. Don’t let apprehension or uncertainty deter you; with a simple phone call, you’ll take the definitive step toward rectifying the wrongs you’ve endured.
Contact the Law Office of John Dalton Today
If you’re an unpaid overtime victim seeking legal representation, remember you don’t have to go through this journey alone. We believe in justice, fairness, and accountability at the Law Office of John Dalton. We take pride in helping those wronged by their employers and strive to ensure you receive every penny you deserve. John Dalton and his team have litigated hundreds of discrimination cases over the last 24 years, taking on some of California’s largest companies and government entities. Moreover, John Dalton has a strong track record of securing substantial client settlements and verdicts. With John Dalton as your advocate, you can trust that your rights will be fiercely defended.
Call the Law Office of John Dalton today and let us fight for your rights and your financial well-being. Our commitment to justice is unwavering—together, we can hold employers accountable for their actions and secure the compensation you deserve. Your future financial security is our top priority, and we are here to help you every step of the way.