We can help if you are a victim of wage theft
California protects its hourly and salaried workers by ensuring that they are paid correctly for the hours worked or the income they are paid. Sales commissions, bonuses, overtime, and regular remuneration are all included in this pay.
Wage theft is a broad phrase that refers to a variety of situations in which an employee is not properly compensated for the time they labour.
Wage theft can occur in any industry, and it can happen when an employer:
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Failing to Pay the Wages You Earned is Illegal
Employers are expected to pay you on time for the earnings you earned. If you leave a job unwillingly due to a layoff or unjust termination, your employer is required to pay you promptly, including any unpaid vacation days or time-off benefits, as well as earned sales commissions and incentives. Under the California Labor Code, if you voluntarily quit, you are entitled to collect any money owed to you within 72 hours.
If you are owed pay in California, your employer is in violation of the law. It's likely that you've been the victim of a policy of withholding pay for as long as possible. Rather of asserting your rights under the law governing unpaid wages, many firms expect that you would simply go away and not worry about the amount you are still due.
How Does California define unpaid wages?
Work, labour, or service supplied by contract, subcontract, station plan, partnership, or other arrangement if the labour to be compensated for is performed personally by the individual seeking payment.
An employer is required to pay you the compensation you earned for the work you did. Unpaid wages are defined as violations of Labor Code sections 200 et seq., and they can result in statutory and civil penalties as outlined in section 210, including a waiting time penalty, which occurs when an employer fails to provide a former employee with his or her final paycheck within, say, 14 days, and the employer is liable for wages during that 14-day period.
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Employees are protected by federal and state legislation. Employees who believe they have been subjected to workplace sexual harassment or discrimination may consult an employment lawsuit attorney. A lawyer can assess the situation and explain the employee’s choices. In the interim, workers should maintain precise records of any workplace harassment they encounter.
California law guarantees food and rest periods. Employees who believe they are not getting the breaks they are entitled to can see an employment dispute attorney. A lawyer may assess the matter and advise the employee on his or her choices, which may include suing. A potential claimant should read the company’s employment regulations and maintain precise records of their hours worked and breaks taken.
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