What Can I Do If I Wasn’t Paid Overtime?

California law requires employers to pay many employees overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week and/or eight hours in a day. Unfortunately, some employers disobey the law by withholding the rightful wages of their workers.

If you worked overtime hours, but were not properly compensated by your employer, talk to an attorney who can help you understand your rights. At Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP, a Long Beach firm with more than 45 years of experience protecting the rights of workers, we provide a free consultation to workers.

If You Were Cheated Out Of Overtime

If your employer cheated you regarding overtime or another payroll matter, consult an attorney. We can answer your important questions:

  • What are my legal rights when it comes to overtime pay?
  • I know my company didn't pay me overtime, but how can I prove it?
  • My job is salaried, but should I be paid for the extra hours I work?
  • What if my boss told me to punch out and then work off the clock?
  • My company pressured us into saying we only worked 40 hours — what should I do?
  • My manager gets angry when people ask for overtime — what recourse do I have?

Misclassification Of Employees

Because some companies want to save money, they misclassify some employees as "independent contractors." In this way, they can avoid paying employee payroll taxes, workers' compensation and overtime. There are penalties for breaking the law regarding deliberate misclassification. Talk to a lawyer at Carlin & Buchsbaum, LLP, if you believe your company is misclassifying workers.

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Whether you are alone or in a group, we can help you understand your rights and options regarding overtime pay. Contact our firm for a free consultation.