Construction Industry Labor Law Violations

Businesses involved in the construction industry regularly cheat workers out of all of the wages and benefits they are entitled to under California state labor laws and federal employment laws. Whether they are engaged in the activities of new construction or reconstruction, the repair or renovation of existing commercial or residential structures, as well as roadway and bridge construction, construction workers have labor rights and the law on their side.

Construction workers typically perform job duties such as painting, sandblasting, tuckpointing, roofing, guttering, spouting, water well drilling, installation of flooring and landscaping. Employers in California often times attempt to cheat these construction workers out of their wages and benefits in the following manners:

·         Failing to record all hours actually worked to include time spent working before or after the shift
·         Shorting hours by using terms such as down time or rain delay
·         Failing to compensate for meal breaks where the employee is not completely relieved of all duties to enjoy uninterrupted time for the meal
·          Banking of overtime hours or payment of overtime in the form of "comp time".
·         Failing to combine the hours worked for overtime purposes by an employee in more than one job classification for the same employer within the same workweek.
·         Failing to segregate and pay overtime hours on a workweek basis when employees are paid on a bi-weekly or semi-monthly basis.
·          Failing to pay for travel from shop to work-site and back.

At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our experienced California employment law attorneys represent construction workers who have been wrongfully terminated. We also focus on helping construction workers who are victims of illegal employer practices such as retaliation, discrimination or harassment. Some employer conduct violates the state’s labor laws and employee rights. We can help you fight back, put a stop to your employers illegal activity, and help you get paid in the process.

Construction Worker Labor Law Violations? Call 866-745-2949 for Legal Advice
We are the employment law lawyers of Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik. Our labor law attorneys focus on representing construction workers throughout the entire state of California in cases of illegal employer practices such as unpaid wages, wrongful termination and retaliation. Our experienced worker rights lawyers have the resources and experience to represent construction workers throughout the entire state of California, including communities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.