If you are a San Francisco employee who was not paid for working overtime, you may be able to file a San Francisco 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 Francisco Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
Related San Francisco Overtime Pay Lawsuit News
The owners of a California elder care company recently agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims the company broke federal wage and labor laws when it failed to pay overtime wages to over a dozen workers.
The Department of Labor announced in December, 2017 that rampant wage theft was found across the country in garment manufacturing facilities.
Minimum wage is a much-debated topic around the country.
As the tech boom in the United States continues, which has now lead to the employment of nearly 2 million people, it has also led to the possibility for new wage laws and litigation.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it recovered substantial amounts of back wages on behalf of wage theft victims working in three garment companies across Southern California.
San Francisco Overtime Lawsuit Lawyers
Our San Francisco 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 826,000 people live in the city of San Francisco and the population is still growing. San Francisco is the fourth most populated city in the state of California.
The major economic sectors include high-tech, medical sciences, professional and business services, international trade, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, educational and health services, leisure, hospitality and government. The unemployment rate is about 5.9%.
The metropolitan area has a very diverse workforce including government employees, software engineers, computer programmers, 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 Francisco area are:
- City and County of San Francisco
- University of California, San Francisco
- Kaiser Permanente
- University of California, Berkeley
- State of California
- Wells Fargo Bank
- Safeway Inc.
- Stanford University
- U.S. Postal Service
- Contra Costa County
- San Francisco Unified School District
- Alameda County
- PG&E Corp.
- Genentech Inc.
- Oracle Corp.
- Lawrence Livermore National Library
- Chevron Corp.
- John Muir Health
- California Pacific Medical Center
- Gap Inc.
The success of San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco Overtime Lawyer
Our experienced team of San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco Legal Resources
- San Francisco City Data
- San Francisco Government Website
- San Francisco Superior Court
- Federal Court Serving San Francisco
- San Francisco Center for Economic Development
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