Many workers are unaware that how their employer classifies them can have a significant impact on their paychecks.
For example, an employee who is salaried but should be classified as hourly under the law will lose out on overtime pay benefits. These types of cases can be complex and skilled legal counsel is essential.
At Limonjyan Law Group, our attorneys stand up for the rights of workers across the greater Los Angeles area. We can help explain the various rules regarding employee classification and how they may apply to your position. If we find evidence of employee misclassification, we can help pursue the compensation to which you are entitled.
To learn more, call our offices at (213) 377-6707 for a free consultation.
Salaried or Hourly? Employee or Independent Contractor?
In general, employees who are paid by the hour are entitled to overtime pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. There are several different factors that are used to determine whether an employee should be paid by the hour instead of making a flat salary.
Some employers may classify workers as salaried, or exempt, in order to get around the required payment of overtime wages. Another situation where classification issues come into play is whether a worker is considered to be an employee or an independent contractor. Once again, a number of different factors may be used to meet this determination.
In general, independent contractors have fewer rights and entitlements than employees, and some employers may improperly classify workers as independent contractors in order to save money.
Contact Our Los Angeles Employee Misclassification Attorneys For Help
When employee misclassification occurs, workers are deprived of their rights and benefits. We can help determine whether your rights have been violated and pursue any available legal remedies. In addition to English, we speak Spanish, Russian and Armenian, and we provide representation to workers throughout Southern California.