Employee Rights for Hourly Jobs
Hourly Employees Have Rights to Overtime Pay
Federal and state wage and hour laws grant hourly jobs very specific rights in the employment context. If you think your employer may be violating your employee rights, you are probably not alone among your co-workers. In order to maximize their profits, many companies push the limits of hourly wage laws.
As an hourly employee, you have rights relating to:
- Labor laws breaks
- Minimum wage
- Working off the clock
- Vacation and time off
- Illegal wage deductions and inaccurate wage statements
- Unpaid wages and waiting-time penalties for wages due
Retaliation is Against the Law. Be the First to Step Forward.
If you are the first worker at your company to step forward in order to start a class action lawsuit against your employer, you are typically entitled to receive service award money in addition to the settlement or jury award. After your employer knows that you have an attorney, your employer will be careful to treat you fairly.
What Does it Mean to Be a Non-Exempt Employee?
If your job has been classified as non-exempt, your employer is required to observe all federal and state laws relating to overtime pay. Unlike an exempt employee, your employer must pay you overtime pay for working more than 40 hours per week. In addition to overtime, companies must ensure many other employee rights as well.
Free Consultation- No Attorney Fees Unless You Recover Compensation
Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik has a proud record of representing hourly jobs in class action exempt vs. non-exempt disputes against California employers who violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (also known as the FLSA) and/or the California Labor Code.
Contact us to learn more about how you can fight back to protect your employee rights as an hourly worker. Do not be afraid that your employer will retaliate. Companies face extremely harsh financial penalties for retaliating against workers with hourly jobs who stand up and fight back. Our lawyers are here to help. We represent employees in class action lawsuits against employers in San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Orange County, and other cities throughout California.