California has some of the most worker-friendly employment laws in the United States and businesses need to understand the rules. A violation of California’s wage and hour laws can be costly, particularly if multiple claimants make similar allegations of unlawful conduct. The employment law attorneys of Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation help Silicon Valley and Bay Area organizations establish legally sound policies and practices in regard to overtime pay, commissions and other relevant issues. From our office in Pleasanton, we also defend companies against wage and hour claims.
Ensuring compliance with state and federal labor laws should be a priority for every company. We advise businesses on their legal obligations in regard to:
Our employment law attorneys work with business owners and managers to establish internal documents, contracts and workplace policies intended to protect employers from allegations of unlawful compensation practices. When the law evolves, we help our clients keep up with the times.
Businesses that violate California’s wage and hour laws are usually ordered to make financial redress. Sanctions can include an order to provide back pay for unpaid wages, overtime or commissions. You could also be forced to submit compensation for the failure to provide meal or rest breaks or to reimburse an employee for necessary work expenses. In addition, you may be ordered to pay a hefty penalty to the State of California. Penalty amounts are determined based on the number of violations that occurred.
When you learn of an employee’s unpaid wage claim, you should consult a qualified employment attorney. Our firm can evaluate the legitimacy of the claim and will work to find a solution in the best interest of your company.
Located in Pleasanton, California, the employment attorneys of Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation have extensive experience advising Silicon Valley business owners on wage and hour claim issues. To schedule a consultation with a member of our team, call 925-468-0400 or contact us online.
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