Orange County Overtime Attorneys

Orange County Employees Right To Unpaid Overtime

Employees are often required by their employers to work more than eight hours a day, or more than forty hours a week. Often times, this is because employers assign daily duties for their employees that require more than an eight hour scheduled shift to complete. In some instances, employers more directly require an employee to work overtime. Regardless of the reason, some employers do not properly pay overtime compensation that an employee is entitled to when he or she works more than eight hours in one day or more than forty hours in one week. California and federal laws, however, require that employees be compensated at a premium rate of pay such overtime work.

Right To Overtime Pay Based On Misclassification

Salaried employees in California may also be entitled to overtime compensation when they are misclassified as exempt from receiving overtime pay. In certain instances, employees may be classified as exempt based on a classification of the employee as administrative, executive, or professional. Misclassification, as this practice is commonly referred to, can be the result of an employer’s intentional designation of an employee as exempt in order to avoid payment of overtime wages.

However, this practice of misclassification is illegal. Wage and hour laws require that a California employee be paid time-and-one-half for hours worked in excess of eight in one day or forty in one week. California law requires that an employee be paid double time for work in excess of twelve hours in one day or in excess of eight if an employee works seven days in a rwo. If you are an employee in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, or other parts of California and believe you may have been misclassified as exempt, you may be entitled to additional wages for overtime hours you have worked.

Experienced Class Action Overtime Pay Lawyers

David Hawkes of Blanchard, Krasner & French offer you overtime lawyers you can trust to handle your potential Orange County overtime claims. We currently represent numerous employees in class action cases on whose behalf we seek the overtime wages to which they are entitled. In addition to Orange County, we represent employees throughout the state of California, including clients who are located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, and other locations throughout California, in overtime class action cases.

Contact Us Regarding Overtime Pay Claims

At the law firm of Blanchard, Krasner & French, experienced overtime lawyers can help you pursue potential claims for overtime compensation and other employment violations. If you are employed in Orange County, misclassified as exempt, and work either more than 8 hours in one day, or more than 40 hours in one week, you may be entitled to overtime pay. Often times, employees are surprised to discover the amount of overtime pay they are entitled to but which has not been paid to them by their employer. Our overtime lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of workers in Orange County and throughout California who have not received overtime pay to which they may be entitled. If you are an employee based in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, or elsewhere in California, contact our overtime claim attorneys for a free and confidential consultation about your potential case.