California Lawyers for Unpaid Hours/Wages
Your employer must pay you whenever you perform work and cannot cut or reduce the hours you worked when paying you.
An unpaid hours violation is just one of many types of unjust or prejudicial treatments employees face on the job and that we fight in court. For more about our Employment Law legal services, please see our “California Employment Law Attorney” page. Or for other types of employee work-related issues we fight for our clients, see the links to the right.
Your employer must pay you whenever you perform work and cannot cut or reduce the hours you worked when paying you. For example, your employer cannot cut your hours because you did not work quickly enough or did not do a good enough job or because the employer does not have enough money to pay you for all of the hours you worked.
Your employer is also not allowed to ask you not to clock in, or ask you to clock out while you are working. The clock normally starts to run when you get to work and includes the time needed to organize for the day and the time to travel to and from customer locations. Your employer can round time you work up or down as long as the effect is neutral (i.e., the rounding does not have the effect of cutting the hours you worked) but is not allowed to manipulate your time records to cut your hours.
Click here for more information about double-time and overtime payment violations.
Let Us Fight For Your Rights
If you have unpaid hours and wages with your employer for all of the hours you worked, your employer may owe you money going back up to four years.
If you have unpaid hours and wages with your employer for all of the hours you worked, your employer may owe you money going back up to four years. We are attorneys who specialize in recovering wages for employees, including for non-payment of regular time wages. We work on a contingency basis, so we don’t get paid until you get paid. If you or someone you know has not been paid their wages, please call or email us. We may be able to recover the wages due, civil penalties, interest going back four years, and attorneys’ fees.
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If you are an employee who feels their rights have been violated, or you need help negotiating or reviewing your employee contract, please call to speak to one of our expert employment law attorneys at (925) 937-3900 or submit the form to the right.
When litigation or mediation is involved, and we are able to take your case, there is never any fee or expense to you of any kind until you get paid! That means we pay all litigation costs which you will not be required to pay back, and we only get paid if you get paid.
We have four offices to serve you in Oakland, Orinda, Redding and Chico, and serve clients throughout the entire California including the entire Silicon Valley and throughout California.
VENARDI ZURADA LLP
1650 Oregon Street, Suite 201
Redding, CA 96001
PH: (530) 830-FIRE
116 W 2nd Street, Suite 6
Chico, CA 95928
PH: (530) 830-3473