Wage and Hour Disputes

Southern California Attorney Assisting Business Owners with Wage and Hourly Compliance Laws

If you are a business owner, it is important to be aware of both state and federal employment and labor laws, whether it be the California Labor Code or the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The State of California has many laws that are more favorable to employees than federal law and set stricter standards for employers. As an owner, it is important to know if and which employment laws apply to your business and how to stay in compliance. Employment laws, in particular wage-and-hour laws, are complex and change often. Thus, it is important to have an employment and labor attorney go over your policies to ensure compliance. Contact Yash Law Group today for a consultation with our Orange County small business attorney.

A law group protecting California business owners from protracted legal disputes

In California, whether you employ five people or five hundred workers, your employees are entitled to protection under wage and hour laws. This means that you must abide by all state and federal wage and hourly rate laws, including paying minimum wage and overtime premiums as well as providing meal and rest periods. While this may sound simple, sometimes issues come up that employers do not foresee. Our firm helps you stay in compliance so that you can avoid costly litigation and wage complaints in the future. Some areas that we may assist with include:

  • Compliance with minimum wage and overtime rate laws
  • Creating meal break and rest break policies, including proper record keeping
  • Defining sick leave, vacation time, and paid time off as well as procedure for requesting time off
  • Auditing time records and pay records for timekeeping and wage violations
  • Providing written procedures for how employees may formally make a wage or hourly dispute
  • Representing business owners in pre-litigation dispute resolution or administrative proceedings

Helping ensure that all laws are being followed and company wage rates are clearly defined will save your business a great deal of time, money, and stress. It will also avoid misunderstandings amongst new hires and avoid unrest amongst employees. The California law firm of Yash Law Group is ready to assist you. Call today.

Representing California business owners in connection with wage and hour dispute claims

Sometimes an employer can make every effort to ensure compliance, and a wage dispute still arises. If an employee of yours files a complaint with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the United States Department of Labor (US DOL), or the California Superior Court, you need someone to represent your business’s best interests. If an administrative complaint is filed, the agency may decide there is evidence of some merit for the complaint and schedule a conference or hearing. Whether in court or in front a state or federal agency, Yash Law Group will persuasively present evidence at hearings and/or depositions, such as calling witnesses to counter the employee’s claim, show that the statute of limitations to file a claim has passed, prove that the person making the complaint is not a covered worker, that an alternative workweek was agreed upon, or that no compliance law was broken. We will also work vigorously to prove that the complaint was made without merit. If an employee is filing a frivolous wage complaint against you, it is important to hire representation immediately. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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