California’s Labor Code is filled with regulations that employers have to follow. Unfortunately, this does not stop an employer from violating these codes. Some of the most common violations include:
- Not paying a non-exempt employee overtime when the person works more than 8 hours a day or more than 40 hours a week;
- Not allowing a non-exempt employee from taking applicable meal periods and rest breaks;
- Misclassifying a non-exempt employee as an exempt employee to avoid payment of overtime wages and to avoid providing other benefits;
- Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor;
- Not paying an employee on time;
- Not providing accurate paystubs; and
- Firing a person who opposes wage and hour practices that the person believes to be unlawful.
While this is not an exhaustive list of all violations that an employer can commit in relation to California’s wage and hour laws, these are a few that can cause a substantial damage to an employee. If you think your employer is violating these or any other wage and hour regulations, then call The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC today.
Steps You Can Take to Help Preserve Your Rights or to Help Prove Your Employer’s Violations
Evidence of violations is essential for you to obtain compensation for any damage that your employer’s actions cause you. Make sure you keep a track of the following:
- The dates and hours that you work;
- Any meal periods or rest breaks that you take;
- Instances when you are unable to take meal periods or breaks and why;
- Any conversation that you may have with your employer regarding practices that you think are unlawful; or
- Any other instances related to the violation.
If you have any questions or concerns about whether your employer is violating any wage and hour regulations, call The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC today.