Wage And Hour Claims

  • Do you get paid overtime?
  • Are you classified as exempt because you are paid a salary instead of an hourly wage?
  • Do you work over eight hours in a day or over 40 hours in a week without overtime compensation?

Many salaried employees are entitled to be paid overtime, regardless of how their employer has classified them. Many employees — and, often, their employers — believe that salaried employees are not entitled to overtime. This is not the law in California, nor has it ever been. Your entitlement to overtime is based on what you do and how much time you spend performing work that the law has determined is exempt from overtime.

Have You Been Wrongfully Denied Overtime?

At Gigliotti & Gigliotti, we have extensive experience handling wage claim matters for employees who have been wrongfully denied payment of overtime. For more than 25 years, we have successfully represented men and women in employment law and wage and hour disputes and have recovered substantial sums for clients. Contact us today for a free telephone consultation to discuss your wage claim.

In addition to overtime, wage claim issues can involve disputes regarding:

  • Payment of extra pay for missed meal and/or rest breaks
  • Minimum wage
  • Vacation pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Commissions
  • Earned bonuses
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Travel time

Employees are entitled to meal and rest breaks during all work shifts, but often these rights are violated as well. It is your employer's responsibility to provide you your meal and rest breaks. If you do not take meal and rest breaks, your employer must pay you for each day a meal or rest break is missed. This payment is considered a wage under California law, and you are entitled to pursue a claim for up to four years.

We can also help you if your employer has implemented a compensation arrangement that appears to be hourly, but nonetheless denies you overtime pay. We have assisted many salaried employees to collect on unpaid overtime claims, including managers, leadmen, computer professionals and administrative professionals.

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Contact an attorney at our firm to learn whether you have a valid wage and hour claim.