Asserting Employee Wage And Hour Rights Across California

Hardworking employees deserve to get paid what they have earned. But some companies break the law by failing to pay rightful wages to some or all of their workforce. Workers can fight back, but their best chance of receiving full back pay is to turn to an experienced employment law attorney for help.

The lawyers of Girardi | Keese represent California employees in wage and hour disputes. Our firm’s attorneys use class action litigation to hold employers accountable for illegal payment practices. We use the law to force employers to treat our clients fairly.

What Federal and California Law Prohibits Employers From Doing

Among the types of wage and hour cases the firm takes on, claims against employers include:

  • Forcing employees to work overtime, defined as more than eight hours per day or more than 40 hours per week
  • Refusing to pay overtime rates
  • Denial of meal and bathroom breaks
  • Paying below minimum wage, which is $11/hour in California
  • Improper tip pooling

Our attorneys represent restaurant servers, bartenders and back-of-house staff, as well as retail workers — anybody who may be vulnerable to their employers’ violations of their rights.

The Advantage Of Class Action Litigation

Often, an employer will engage in these abusive and illegal practices against their lower level employees because they believe the workers lack the power to fight back. Class action litigation evens the playing field and gives workers leverage to force a fair settlement or bring the matter to federal court.

At Girardi | Keese, our team has extensive experience with employment law and mass torts litigation. We will diligently gather evidence to support your claim, and do what is necessary to get justice for you and your coworkers.

To learn more about Girardi | Keese and our successful wage and hour claims, contact our office online or call us at 800-401-4530. We represent clients throughout California. Lawyer referrals accepted.


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