San Jose Wage & Hour Attorneys
Several wage and hour laws in California are more favorable for employees than their counterparts under the federal law. For instance, the minimum wage is higher in California than under the federal law and in California overtime is measured on a daily and weekly basis where as it is only measured on a weekly basis under federal law. Employers must comply with both federal and state law.
At the San Jose law office of Habbu & Park, we work to ensure compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California’s wage and hour laws, generally consisting of the California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders.
Typical issues that arise in wage and hour cases include:
- Not paying overtime pay
- Not paying employees for all compensable time worked
- Misclassifying employees as exempt instead of non-exempt
- Missed rest breaks and/or meal periods
- Not appropriately paying employees earned tips
- Not reimbursing employees for legitimate business expenses such as mileage and other job-related expenses
- Retaliation against employees who complain about wage and hour issues to their employer, the California Labor Commissioner, or the Department of Labor.
At our San Jose office of Habbu & Park, we are committed to preventing wage and hour issues from arising by reviewing and advising our clients before and during the time employment arrangements are made and identifying whether employees are exempt or non-exempt. We also help our clients understand whether the arrangement they seek is legally one of an independent contractor or an employee.
Since many wage and hour issues allow for the recovery of attorneys’ fees by successful employees, and sometimes involve penalties for employers, these issues are often litigated and have a major impact on employers and employees. We protect your interests and strongly advocate for you to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Our Wage And Hour Attorneys Today
If you have questions about wage and hour issues or any employment related issues, please contact us at Habbu & Park, your Bay Area attorneys, before your wage and hour situation or other employment situation deteriorates. At Habbu & Park, we provide informative consultations. You can reach us at 408-993-9577, by email, or please visit us at 95 South Market Street, Suite 530, San Jose, California 95113.