Overtime compensation or pay is not a privilege. It is a right, in certain circumstances, under both federal and California law. The law provides when and how workers are entitled to overtime compensation:
At the law firm of Kingsley & Kingsley, our experienced Encino overtime attorneys have helped many people in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego recover overtime wages. If you believe you have been unfairly denied overtime pay, speak with an overtime attorney in our office who may be able to help you.
Independent contractors are not entitled to overtime. However, some companies classify employees as independent contractors when they are actually employees to avoid having to pay overtime compensation. Fortunately, because California law presumes that a worker is an employee, the employer must provide specific proof that the worker is an independent contractor.
A Kingsley & Kingsley overtime lawyer can help you determine if you are being misclassified as an independent contractor and being denied overtime compensation as a result.
Certain types of employees may not qualify for overtime pay. The most common example is the white collar exemption, which means that any administrative, executive, or professional employee who is paid more than $640 a week in salary may not be eligible for overtime.
Other types of professionals who are disqualified for overtime include the following:
If you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento or San Diego, an overtime attorney can help you determine whether your job exempts you from overtime or you are entitled to receive overtime compensation.
If you believe that you are entitled to overtime and have not received it, or if you believe that your employer has denied you overtime based on an exemption or misclassification, contact Kingsley & Kingsley and speak to an experienced Encino overtime lawyer.
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We also take most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any fees unless you win or recover compensation.
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