Wage And Hour Dispute Attorney In Los Angeles

Every day, employers steal hard-earned wages from often unsuspecting employees — and deny them the dignities of a discrimination-free workplace and lawful working conditions.

If you believe that your rights in the workplace have been violated, you should speak with attorney Louis Benowitz in a free, completely confidential consultation.

Louis Benowitz, founder of the Law Offices of Louis Benowitz in Beverly Hills, is an experienced employment law attorney whose legal knowledge, hard work and dedication have made a positive difference in the lives of many employees whose wages and overtime were underpaid in Greater Los Angeles and Southern California.

Since its founding in 2009, the firm has recovered millions of dollars for employees in Los Angeles and across the state through individual and class action lawsuits.

Los Angeles Wage And Hour Dispute Lawyer Louis Benowitz

The firm primarily focuses on wage and hour claims based on violations of the California Labor Code and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), often through class and representative actions.

During your free consultation with Louis Benowitz, you will learn that any California employer is obligated to pay employee wages in a consistent, timely manner, in amounts that satisfy California's wage and hour laws. Among other things, to comply with California's wage and hour laws, employers generally must:

  • Make timely payments of wages to current employees at regular intervals.
  • Provide their employees with accurate written pay stubs for each pay period.
  • Pay their employees at least the minimum wage for each hour worked.
  • Correctly calculate and pay their employees overtime and double-time wages for all overtime and double-time hours.
  • Provide their employees with timely meal and rest periods.
  • Avoid taking illegal or otherwise unauthorized wage deductions from their employees.
  • Avoid requiring their employees to make purchases from the employer.
  • Reimburse their employees for all expenses they incur in performing their job duties such as mileage and other out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Provide and maintain any uniforms that they require their employees to wear.
  • Provide any required tools and equipment to employees who make less than twice the minimum wage (i.e., less than $16.00 per hour before July 1, 2014 or less than $18.00 per hour after July 1, 2014.
  • Avoid misclassifying salaried employees as "exempt" from California's overtime pay and meal and rest period requirements.
  • Avoid misclassifying workers who should be employees as "independent contractors."
  • Immediately pay all final wages, including all accrued and unused vacation pay, to terminated employees on the day of termination.
  • Pay all final wages, including all accrued and unused vacation pay, to employees who quit after giving at least 72 hours notice on the last day of employment.
  • Pay all final wages, including all accrued and unused vacation pay, to employees who quit after giving less than 72 hours notice within 72 hours of quitting.

Employees who are denied their rights under California's wage and hour laws may be entitled to compensation for all wages and expenses they are owed, plus penalties, interest and attorney fees.

Contact The Law Offices Of Louis Benowitz

Do any of these situations describe yours? If you believe that your wage and hour rights in the workplace have been violated, you should speak with Mr. Benowitz in a free, completely confidential consultation. Contact us by calling today, toll free — 800-533-2392. The Law Offices of Louis Benowitz welcomes your email message and will promptly respond to it.