Unpaid Work And Wages

California Attorneys For Unpaid Work And Wages

The labor law lawyers at Righetti · Glugoski, P.C., can help you understand and pursue your rights to fair pay under state and federal law. From our offices in San Francisco, our firm helps individuals throughout California recover unpaid wages, vacation pay and sick leave pay. We also protect the rights of employees to overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Yes, Your Employer Does Have To Pay You For That!

Most employees are diligent and devoted to their jobs. They do not think twice about doing a little bit extra to make a supervisor happy or to help a company remain successful. Some employers, however, may take advantage of that devotion and begin to routinely expect or require their employees to work under conditions that do not meet the minimum labor standards under state and federal law.

Here are examples of unpaid wages we frequently prosecute:

  • Employees were required to drive a company truck to and from home each day — without making any personal stops, personal calls or running any errands during the commute — but were not compensated for the drive time. Our firm is responsible for the Rutti v. Lojack case.
  • Employees in the computer and/or electronics industry were misclassified as exempt and illegally expected to work unpaid overtime.
  • Salaried retail employees were required to work unpaid overtime while spending most of their time on the sales floor working alongside the hourly crew; our firm is responsible for the Sav-on case.
  • Employees were required to obtain training and/or certification outside of regular work hours.
  • Employees were expected to show up 15 minutes prior to their shift to put on protective clothing, turn on the lights, set up tables, put signs out, etc.
  • An employer rounded forward the time for employees who punched in early for a shift, and rounded back the time for those who punched out late after a shift.
  • Employees were required to sign an agreement before being hired stating they waived their right to participate in a class action against the employer.

We Offer Free Consultations And Contingency Fees

Many of our cases start as the result of a complaint by one person or a handful of people. If you believe your employer owes you unpaid wages, please contact us for a free initial consultation. Call us at 415-983-0900 or toll free at 800-447-5549 to learn more. You can also contact us online. We do not charge attorneys' fees unless we collect compensation on your behalf.

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