At Hogue & Belong Law we are Excellent San Diego Employment Law Attorneys and are here to help you.
At Hogue & Belong Law, you can feel confident that we offer the best San Diego Employment Law Attorneys. We specialize in Wrongful Termination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination & Age Discrimination.
Reasons companies often give for firing employees are “You’re not being productive enough,” “You have too many write-ups,” or “We’re not making enough money.” Often times, this is just a reason your employer makes-up to cover up an illegal reason for your termination.
Other times, your employer cuts your hours or makes things so difficult for you that you feel you have no other choice but to quit. This, too, may be illegal depending upon your circumstances.
Depending on your situation, you may have to act fast in order to preserve your rights. At Hogue & Belong, we will help you preserve and enforce your rights against your employer, in order to keep your employer accountable while helping to ensure that they never mistreat another employee again.
Wage & Hour Violations
Employees are often under the false impression that they are not entitled to overtime because they are paid a salary. Not so. Generally, if you can be told what to do by some superior, then there is a strong chance that you are entitled to overtime, and various other remedies.
Overtime is paid at 1.5 hours of your hourly rate – even if you are paid a salary and do not have a per se hourly rate. Normally, you are entitled to overtime if you work more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. You are also entitled to extra compensation if you work more than 5 hours without taking a lunch period, and 4 or more hours if you work without taking a 10-minute break.
Additionally, even if you think you are being adequately compensated for overtime, you might not be. Some companies have illegal time recording systems. For instance, if you are “clock-in” and “clock-out” every day and it always shows that you worked “8.5 hours” or “7.75 hours,” then you may be entitled to compensation due to illegal rounding practices.
Big companies and corporations, act illegally more often than you think so that they do not have to pay overtime. The less overtime they have to pay, the more profitable these companies become. In other words, it is often profitable for companies to incorrectly pay their employees. That is why the State of California has recognized that the right to timely and accurate wages is an important public policy right.