What are wage and hour disputes?

Labor and employment laws are extremely complex, and your rights may be protected by local, state or federal law (or by more than one law!) If you believe that you have been treated unfairly or illegally by your employer, or if your employer is refusing to compensate you for hours worked, do not leave your money on the table — call a law firm that is dedicated to serving the people of San Jose and protecting their rights: the law offices of Robert P. Baker.

Wage and hour disputes can be clear and obvious and they can also be subtle and difficult to prove, which is why it is extremely important to hire a local labor lawyer that specializes in wage and hour disputes.

Examples of wage and hour violations can include your employer asking you to work “off the clock”, being asked to finish up work “on your own time ”, and your employer refusing to compensate you for work performed. Similarly, if your employer agrees to pay you a set amount per week, per month, or paid less than minimum wage, you likely have a case for wage and hour violations. California employers are required to compensate employees for overtime worked, even if that overtime was not authorized by the employer. If you have worked hours that you have not been compensated for, call us today to set up a free initial consultation.
In California, the State of California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement adjudicates wage claims, investigates discrimination complaints, and enforces California state labor laws. Additionally, depending on the facts of your case, a civil suit against your employer for wage and hour violations may be appropriate. The law offices of Robert P. Baker can advise you on the best course of action for you, base on the unique circumstances of your case.

Additionally, in the State of California, there is something know as the “multiplier effect”. The “multiplier effect” means that employers who do not play by the rules, even for relatively minor labor or wage law violations, may be subject to multiplied financial penalties. Even minor violations can end up costing employers tens of thousands, or even millions of dollars. These additional legal provisions help to even the playing field and keep employers honest. If they know they are likely to be subject to hefty fines for even minor legal violations, more employers will make sure that they follow the law to the letter.

Can the law office of Robert David Baker help me?

Yes! Attorney Robert David Baker has been practicing law for several decades and is proud to represent and defend the rights of Scan Jose area employees. Thousands of San Jose area residents searching for a labor lawyer have retained the law offices of Robert David Baker to zealously fight for their rights and for any and all compensation they are entitled to under the law.  Attorney Baker is not afraid to take on the large corporations and unions – he will stand by your side to seek damages from your employer, no matter the industry or the of size of employer.

Interested in learning more? Contact a labor lawyer who will fight for your rights — contact us today to schedule your free consultation!