Long Beach Attorneys Seeking Justice in Cases of Unpaid Minimum Wage
Minimum wages are the law of the land applying to most employers. If you believe that you may have a minimum wage or other wage and hour claim against your employer such as failure to pay overtime, contact an employment law attorney. You may find out that your employer has habitually wronged workers through failure to pay the minimum wage.
Unpaid Minimum Wage Claims
If you suspect that you have been exploited or abused on the job, chances are good that you may be right. Some of our employment law clients at Westrup Klick, LLP, are afraid to file a complaint or file a claim even when they believe they have the right to do so. They are dependent on their wages, even if they are less than the minimum wage, because they fear retaliation. However, the law protects employees from retaliation for filing wage and hour claims against their employers.
We are career employment lawyers with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our clients' rights. Our attorneys file class action lawsuits designed to right wrongs committed against groups of workers, such as failure to pay the minimum wage or failure to provide meal or rest periods during the workday.
Employers know that once a class action lawsuit has been filed, a judge will not look well upon retaliation against employees, such as by unjustly laying them off, reducing their working hours, or creating a hostile and intimidating work environment. We will not allow employees to be mistreated unlawfully.
An employer is required to pay an employee who quits all wages due within 72 hours — and if the employee is fired or discharged, his or her earned and unpaid wages are due and payable immediately. Contact Westrup Klick, LLP, in Long Beach to discuss your employment law matter if you believe that you have a claim against your employer for failing to pay you minimum wage or overtime.