Unpaid Wage Attorney Serving Hollister & Silicon Valley

Fighting for Your Unpaid Wages in Monterey County

When you perform work for an employer, you have a right to be paid fully for that work. State and federal laws enforced by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division require employers to pay their workers properly and in a timely manner. Despite this, California employers still regularly violate these labor laws by not paying employees properly for their hours worked.

Common wage & hour issues include:

  • Minimum wage violations
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Failure to provide meal breaks
  • Improper pooling of tips

Even if you are fired, laid off, or you resign from your position, you have rights to receive your wages without excessive delays.

By law, an employer must pay your wages in a time-sensitive manner:

  • If you have been laid off or wrongfully terminated, your employer must pay you immediately (including money owed to you for unused vacation days and time-off benefits).
  • If you voluntarily resign, you are entitled to receive all wages owed to you within 72 hours.

Is your employer withholding your pay or denying you your rightful overtime pay? It is time to call an unpaid wage lawyer at Marder Employment Law. You can reach out to the law firm at (888) 796-4010.

Do I have unpaid wages?

There are a number of situations where employers will illegally withhold pay from their employees. In California, the extent of a worker's right to wages or benefits will often depend on whether they are classified as an "employee" or an "independent contractor." If an employer wrongfully classified you as an independent contractor, he/she could face severe penalties.

Employers illegally withhold pay from employees in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Asking you to work off the clock
  • Charging you for uniforms or other supplies
  • Failing to pay the minimum wage
  • Failing to pay overtime wages
  • Failing to pay commissions
  • Failing to pay for meal breaks
  • Failing to pay your final wages after termination
  • Failing to pay an employee for time spent preparing for work
  • Failing to pay an employee for time spent at mandatory meetings, training, etc.

If you were illegally denied your rightfully earned wages, you could be entitled to back pay and an equal amount as liquidated damages, plus attorney's fees and court costs. Our attorneys can provide legal advice for your situation and help you file a claim for your unpaid wages.

Learn More During a Free Initial Consultation: (888) 796-4010

Do you believe your employer denied your rightfully earned wages? This is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and you may be able to file a wage claim. Contact Marder Employment Law for help. Attorney Bill Marder offers free, no-obligation, and confidential consultations and is prepared to put his more than 25 years of legal experience in employment law to work for you.

Here are some examples of successful unpaid wage claims that Bill has handled:

  • $5 million in unpaid wages case
  • $4.75 million in unpaid wages case
  • $1.5 million in unpaid wages case

For more information, call his office today at (888) 796-4010!


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