La Mesa Wage & Hour Claims Lawyer

California Overtime Pay Attorney

The laws and regulations governing wage and hour claims are complex; an experienced employment law attorney can guide you through the claims processes while protecting your interests in court or negotiations. At Freeland Law APC, we represent both employees and employers in wage and hour claims matters in La Mesa and throughout San Diego County.

Contact Freeland Law APC for a free consultation with an experienced employment law attorney serving La Mesa, California.

Aggressive and Strategic Advocacy From Initiation Through Final Resolution

We represent employers and employees from the initial consultation regarding the situation, through any informal proceedings, to litigation in state or federal court or in administrative hearings. We are also experienced in Department of Labor Standards Enforcement actions. We will begin an immediate and aggressive investigation to collect all necessary evidence.

We are experienced with wage and hour claims, involving:

  • Overtime issues
  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Misclassification of employees as independent contractors
  • Misclassification of employee as exempt
  • Improper withholdings or no withholdings
  • Improper deductions
  • Breach of contract with regard to payment arrangements, especially for sales or commissioned employees
  • Payment disputes for employees who do not use time cards

Employer Representation in Wage and Hour Disputes

We represent employers in hearings or in court, or in actions pursued by the Department of Labor on alleged labor code violations — such as a failure to have workers compensation insurance or misclassification of employees as exempt. We also represent employers before the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

We also assist employers on a consultation basis with regard to addressing potential wage and hour law violations and how to minimize liability. As part of our representation, we often draft or review employee handbooks.

Employee Representation in Wage and Hour Disputes

Whether you are a new employee or an executive with partial ownership, we will demand payment for you as required by contract or law. We routinely represent commissioned sales employees who are not being paid, in violation of their contract or relevant law. Depending on the situation, we can demand back pay, penalties or attorney fees for undocumented illegal immigrants not being paid properly or employees receiving their wages in cash — and therefore without proper withholdings.

We also represent employees in unemployment insurance benefit matters before the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Contact Freeland Law APC to speak directly with La Mesa attorney Michael Freeland, experienced employment lawyer serving East County including but not limited to El Cajon, Lakeside, La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Ramona, Julian, Lemon Grove, Alpine, Jamul and Del Cerro, California.

Free 30-minute consultation · Credit cards accepted