If your current or former employer violated your rights to overtime pay, contact the attorneys at the JCL Law Firm in California. The JCL Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars in backpay and penalties for overtime violations on behalf of California employees. The JCL Law Firm represents employees seeking to recover unpaid overtime compensation throughout California, including San Diego, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Orange County, Imperial County, San Bernardino County, Solano County, Contra Costa County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Marin County, Santa Barbara County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County and Riverside County. Our San Diego employment attorneys are prepared to help you determine your available options for your lawsuit. Contact our office today to begin building your case.
When Should I be Paid Overtime?
California law requires employers to pay overtime wages to employees who work more than 8 hours in a day and more than 40 hours during a week.
What Should I be Paid for Overtime?
California Law requires employers to pay employees time-and-a-half of the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 8 hours up to and including 12 hours in any workday, and for the first 8 hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
California law requires employers to pay employees double the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.
California law defines the “regular rate of pay” as the compensation an employee normally earns for the work he or she performs. The regular rate of pay includes a number of different kinds of compensation, such as hourly earnings, salary, piecework earnings, and commissions. In no case may the regular rate of pay be less than the applicable minimum wage. Employers routinely miscalculate the regular rate of pay for employees that earn commissions, shift differentials and bonuses.
Why Choose the JCL Law Firm?
Since 2010, the attorneys at the JCL Law Firm have resolved several wage and hour class actions arising from overtime violations resulting in millions of dollars of backpay for California employees.
Attorney Jean-Claude Lapuyade has been recognized as a Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Thompson Reuters in 2015, 2016, 2017 and, again, in 2018. To be eligible for inclusion as a Rising Star, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible California attorneys are named to the annual Rising Star list.
The attorneys at the JCL Law Firm strive to exceed client expectations through attentive, effective, result-driven representation. The firm emphasizes a well-planned, thorough, yet cost-effective investigation, coupled with aggressive legal representation to achieve this goal. The firm represents employees on a contingency basis. This means we don’t get paid a legal fee unless we recover money for you, our client. In most cases, we advance the costs of litigation. Therefore, there are no upfront costs to the firm’s clients. If you believe you are owed overtime compensation, call the experienced labor and employment class action attorneys at the JCL Law Firm at 619-826-6975 for a free consultation.