Restaurant Employees

San Diego, California, Restaurant Employment Law Attorneys

  • Are you employed in the restaurant, bar, or food service industry and being denied your overtime, meal break, or rest period pay?
  • Do you suspect your employer of violating California Labor Law?
  • Do your employer’s violations affect you and your fellow employees of the restaurant, bar or other food service establishment?

Unique Aspects of Food Service and Restaurant Employment

The restaurant industry can be particularly oppressive. Lawyer David C. Hawkes, Esq., located in San Diego, California, is proud to represent hard-working restaurant, bar and food service employees like waiters, waitresses, food servers, hostesses, busboys, dishwashers, cooks, bartenders, and even misclassified managers, and aggressively defend their employee rights.

David C. Hawkes, Esq. will hold restaurants, bars, and other food service establishments accountable for violations of the California Labor Code, particularly in the areas of unpaid overtime disputes and missed meal breaks/rest periods.

Misclassification of Restaurant Managers and Unpaid Overtime Disputes

The manager title is often given to fast food or other restaurant workers in an attempt to deny payment for overtime hours worked. In fact, it is not uncommon for employees holding this title to be misclassified and entitled to payment for overtime worked. We investigate these claims thoroughly to secure the compensation you worked so hard to earn.

Denial of Meal Breaks and Rest Periods in Restaurant Employment

The hectic nature of restaurant employment often results in minimum wage and other employees being denied meal breaks and rest periods. When it comes to processing their time cards, "off the clock" work, missed rest periods and meal breaks are not accounted for by restaurant, bar, or food service employers. Restaurant, bar and food service employers will often improperly cite the busy nature of the business as making it "impossible" to allow meal breaks and/or rest periods.

Contact Us

If you are a food server, waiter, waitress, busboy, dishwasher, hostess, host, bartender, cook, food prep, caterer, or other restaurant, bar, or food service industry worker and your employer has denied you overtime, meal breaks or rest periods, forced you to work "off the clock" or otherwise violated your rights, contact David C. Hawkes, Esq. at Blanchard Krasner & French for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced lawyer to evaluate your potential claim.