Wage & Overtime Attorney in California

Wage & Overtime in California

Effective July 1, 2022, employers in every industry are required to offer a minimum of 96 compensated hours and 80 uncompensated hours annually. Under the new California Law, these hours can come from personal leave, vacation, and sick leave.

Per state and federal laws, Californian employers must pay overtime when an employee works over eight hours a day or over 40 hours a week, at or above one and a half times the hourly rate. If an employer fails to pay what they owed you, you may have a case against them.

Unpaid wages and incorrect breaks often are in direct violation of your rights and you must contact an employment attorney immediately. Our legal team at Soho Law can help. Call us now at 310-803-9560 for a FREE CONSULTATION

Why Wages & Overtime Can be Confusing

Employers may fail to calculate wages or overtime properly due to not knowing or understanding the law. If you receive an hourly rate plus a sales/production incentive, your overtime must be calculated differently, based on an hourly rate plus commission.

Such cases plague non-exempt employees and they sometimes do not receive the pay they are entitled to and work so hard for.

Examples of Workplace Violations

Workplaces have witnessed shady business practices that cause much confusion and negative consequences for employees, including:

  • Incorrect breaks
  • Overtime violations
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt
  • Failing to pay commissions
  • Misclassifying employees as contractors
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt
  • Miscalculating wages for sales staff


In addition, companies fail to uphold the uninterrupted rest periods and meal breaks even though it’s stipulated by federal and California Law, violating labor laws in the process.

Contact an Overtime Attorney in California Now!

Facing overtime hours and missed breaks alone can be challenging. If you believe your rights are violated, you must reach out to an employment attorney immediately to start building up your case and file your claim as soon as possible.

With offices in California and New York, we work tirelessly and fight for your rights as an employee. Call us now at 310-803-9560 or click here to fill our contact form for a FREE CONSULTATION.