If you are a San Diego employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a San Diego unpaid overtime pay lawsuit. These lawsuits demand that the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were worked but paid. Unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Overtime is the amount of time an employee works beyond normal working hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a standard work week of no more than 40 hours per week for most employees. The federal law requires payment for time worked beyond 40 hours a week at a rate of no less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Most workers, included many salaried workers, are eligible to receive paid overtime.
Employers who violate overtime pay laws can be sued by the employee for the unpaid time. Many of these cases are filed as class action lawsuits by a large number of employees against the same employer. An employer cannot retaliate an employee, like firing or disciplining the worker, if the employee files a lawsuit for unpaid wages. If there is retaliation, the employer may face additional charges in a civil lawsuit for wrongful termination.
San Diego Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related San Diego Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
SAN DIEGO — An unpaid overtime lawsuit brought by a former delivery driver for Silicon Valley delivery giant GrubHub recently went to trial in a San Francisco court, where a judge will decide whether the defendant intentionally misclassified drivers as “independent contractors.”
SAN DIEGO — The California Court of Appeals recently handed down a ruling upholding a lower court’s trial decision that found newspaper delivery carriers for the San Diego Union Tribune were not “independent contractors,” but rather employees working for the company.
SAN DIEGO — An unpaid wage lawsuit against Apple’s retail stores recently got underway in a San Diego Superior Court, almost five years after workers initially filed their suit accusing the technology giant of systematically denying due wages and providing meal breaks.
Executive Files Class Action Against San Francisco Investment Firm Over Wage Theft and Unpaid Overtime
SAN FRANCISCO — A former executive for a San Francisco-based investment firm recently filed a class action unpaid overtime lawsuit claiming the defendant withheld the final paycheck for her and about 50 other individuals after they left the company.
CALIFORNIA — A former University of Southern California football player recently hit the NCAA and PAC-12 with an unpaid overtime lawsuit claiming he and other student athletes are actually employees of the colleges they played for and therefore are owed years of unpaid wages.
San Diego Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our San Diego overtime lawyers file unpaid overtime lawsuits on behalf of workers who are not paid the legally required wages. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a large number of workers who are entitled to overtime pay never receive the wages owed to them under federal or state law. Many times, the company either misclassifies a worker as “exempt,” denies overtime, or falsely informs workers that overtime pay is not required for their position. When an employer denies or refuses to pay overtime wages, it may give rise to an unpaid overtime lawsuit.
Recent data shows that approximately 1,400,000 people live in the city of San Diego and the population is still growing. San Diego is the eighth most heavily populated city in the United States and the second-most populated city in the state of California.
The major economic sectors include services, manufacturing, and government. The unemployment rate is about 6.4%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, service employees, healthcare workers, teachers, administrators, and faculty, tourism-based businesses, medical and biomedical industry workers, and a wide range of other industries. The largest employers in California and the San Diego area are:
- Lackland Air Force Base
- Fort Sam Houston – U.S. Army
- H-E-B (supermarket chain)
- Northside I.S.D. (school district)
- City of San Diego
- Randolph Air Force Base
- North East I.S.D. (school district)
- Methodist Healthcare System
- San Diego I.S.D (school district)
The success of San Diego is largely based upon its dedicated and ambitious workforce. Many employees work in excess of 40 hours per week at their jobs, either voluntarily or at the request of their employer. In many circumstances, the employee is not receiving federal and state mandated overtime pay.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “covered” employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times the regular pay rate. Other jobs and occupations are considered exempt, which means that the employer is not required to provide overtime pay. Some employers “misclassify” the job as an attempt to avoid paying overtime wages, however, this is an unlawful and deceptive practice and violates federal law. There are also California overtime pay laws in addition to federal regulations.
Filing a San Diego Overtime Lawsuit
An experienced unpaid overtime attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit for unpaid wages. These cases seek to force the employer, either past or present, to pay the employee the back unpaid wages for overtime hours that were not paid. California unpaid overtime lawsuits also seek payment of the attorney’s fees and expenses incurred in pursuing legal action.
Help From a San Diego Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of San Diego employment law attorneys will carefully evaluate your work situation and determine if you are owed back overtime pay from your employer. We will advise you of your legal rights and if you do have a case, we will handle your case and charge no legal fees until you receive your settlement. We will also pay all costs and litigations expenses in the case.
To file your San Diego lawsuit, you should contact us now at (855) 263-3525 for a Free, No Obligation Case Review. You can also complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Box on the right side of this page and an experienced attorney will contact you shortly.
San Diego Legal Resources
- San Diego City Data
- San Diego Government Website
- San Diego Municipal Court
- Federal Court Serving San Diego
- San Diego Bar Association
- San Diego Economic Development Foundation
We Handle San Diego Overtime Pay Lawsuits for the Following Professions
Nurses, medical professionals, health care workers, caregivers, recruiters, nannies, restaurant workers, chefs, waiters, waitresses, bartenders, truck drivers, roadside assistance workers, call center employees, customer service representatives, telemarketers, IT specialists, investigators, inspectors, delivery drivers, managers, supervisors, salespersons, security guards, factory workers, janitors, mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, couriers, government employees, police officers, firefighters, EMT, EMS, hotel workers, cashiers, retail store employees, cable installers, bank tellers, construction workers, warehouse employees, investment bankers, forklift operators, and all other professions and occupations
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