A California Unpaid Overtime Law Firm
Browne Labor Law is a California unpaid overtime law firm located in Los Angeles, California. Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys represent employees who are owed overtime under state and/or federal law. The law firm aggressively advocates to help ensure that non-exempt workers are paid for work in excess of 40 hours per week or over 8 hours per day. Additionally, the Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys advocate for employees who are illegally denied meal breaks or rest breaks.
A California Unpaid Overtime Law Firm Advocating under State and Federal Law
Under California law, non-exempt employees must be paid at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for each hour worked in excess of an 8 hour workday. Additionally, employees must be paid overtime for each hour that exceeds a 40 hour workweek. The California minimum wage is $9 per hour; as a result, non-exempt employees should be paid at least $13.50 per hour for their work that exceeds 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Of course, if the employee earns more than the minimum wage she is entitled to additional overtime compensation. Furthermore, many California employees are entitled to overtime on their seventh consecutive day worked. Additionally, employers must pay non-exempt employees two times their regular wage after 12 hours worked in a day. Browne Labor Law is a California unpaid overtime law firm that advocates to ensure that employees are paid in accordance with California overtime laws.
Under federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) protects employees from wage and hour abuses. Among other differences between state and federal law, the minimum wage under the FLSA is lower. Additionally, the FLSA does not provide 8 hour day protections.
A California Unpaid Overtime Law Firm Advocating for Misclassified Employees
Unfortunately, some employers misclassify employees as exempt so that it will not have to pay overtime for work in excess of 40 hours per week, or for work in excess of 8 hours each day. For example, employees with the job title “manager” are often classified as exempt by their employers and are paid a set amount of money each week or each month no matter how many hours the employee worked. In reality, these employees are exempt in job title only, and they should be paid overtime for their work in excess of 40 hours per week, and for their work over 8 hours per day. Employers also try to skirt overtime laws by improperly classifying employees as independent contractors. Browne Labor Law is a California unpaid overtime law firm that advocates for misclassified employees.
A California Unpaid Overtime Law Firm with a Unique Perspective
Unlike many other California unpaid overtime law firms, Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys bring unique insight to securing unpaid overtime for employees. Before founding Browne Labor Law, Mr. Browne worked for an employment law firm that predominantly represented employees. However, that firm also represented employers as part of its law practice. That experience has proved invaluable to Browne Labor Law as it aggressively advocates to ensure employees are paid correctly for each hour of work.
Other Wage and Hour Violations
Browne Labor Law and its of counsel attorneys also advocate for California employees who have experienced other wage and hour violations, including minimum wage violations, unpaid wages, unpaid commissions, unpaid bonuses, and retaliation related to wage and hour violations.