Wage and Hour

California Wage and Hour Laws Attorneys

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that guarantees a minimum wage and very specific overtime rules for both private and government employers. This federal legislation establishes that employees must be paid time and a half for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Meanwhile, California Wage and Hour Laws are governed by the California Labor Code and State Wage Orders Guidelines. These state laws operate under a slightly different standard. In addition to the already-established federal guidelines, California demands that all non-exempt employees be paid time and a half for any time worked in excess of 8 hours per day.

As you can see, there are some major differences between state and federal law. The California hourly wage laws are among the most restrictive in the entire nation. The Hennig Ruiz Law Firm offers a team of highly regarded Wage and Hour Attorneys that specializes in representing victims’ claims of both state and federal misconduct. If you believe that your employer did not meet the state or federal provisions, then you are may be entitled to proper compensation and any applicable penalties. Contact our law offices today for a free consultation.

What types of clients does Hennig Ruiz represent?

The California Wage and Hour Laws regarding overtime are really very simple, but many employers often take advantage of their employees’ lack of understanding of these simple guidelines. Employees may fear repercussions or retaliation from the employer in some way, perhaps even termination. But you have rights. And your team of California Wage and Hour Law Attorneys from Hennig Ruiz is always here to help you stand up for your rights and receive the financial compensation that you deserve.
We represent employee claims involving the following types of issues:

  • Minimum Wage Violations
  • Unpaid Daily and Weekly Overtime
  • Failure to Provide Meal Breaks or Rest Periods
  • Breach of Employment Contracts
  • Misclassification of Employees as “Exempt”
  • Miscalculations of Hourly Wages, Salaries, Commissions, Bonuses, and other Type of Payment
  • Violations of the California Private Attorney General’s Act (PAGA)

If you have not received proper compensation for all of your hard work, then your employer needs to pay you the money that you deserve. Employee claims of California Wage and Hour Laws violations are often settled rather quickly once you hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Most employers want to settle out-of-court and as soon as possible once Hennig Ruiz starts knocking on their door. Our team of highly qualified California Wage and Hour Law Attorneys will vigorously fight for your rights and ensure a speedy recovery of your unpaid wages and penalties. We want to put that money in your pocket as soon as possible.

Are you a victim of the California hourly wage laws?

If you believe that your employer did not meet the Federal or California hourly wage laws, then you are may be entitled to proper and immediate compensation and any applicable penalties. Hennig Ruiz always recommends that you first follow your employer’s internal policies and procedures for making such a claim. Document the entire process thoroughly. This discriminatory documentation may become key evidence in a future litigation and ultimately at court trial.

If you believe that you have been paid improperly for any reason, give us a call immediately. We also help individuals who feel that their employer has retaliated against them in some way for demanding the lawful compensation to which they are entitled. Our experienced team of California Wage and Hour Law Attorneys will assist you in exploring your options and pursuing your claims.

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