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Overtime, Rest Meal, and Rest Break Disputes

Overtime, Rest Meal & Rest Break Disputes Lawyer in Woodland Hills

Helping You Understand Your Options & Defend Your Legal Rights

In the state of California, employers are required by law to pay nonexempt employees (or, hourly workers) time and a half for overtime work. Overtime work includes working more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week. Employers are also required to provide their workers with several uninterrupted breaks during one 8-hour shift, including a 30-minute meal break and two 10-minute rest breaks.

If your employer has failed to follow employment laws regarding overtime and/or rest meal and rest breaks, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At the Law Office of Payab & Associates, our Woodland Hills overtime attorneys and rest break lawyers are prepared to assist you. We have more than 20 years of experience fighting for the rights of workers and have successfully helped thousands of clients navigate the legal process.

Contact our firm at (818) 918-5522 to schedule your initial consultation with our team. 

Common Overtime & Rest Break Disputes

There are many instances in which employers fail to adhere to California’s overtime and rest meal/rest break laws.

Common reasons for overtime and rest break disputes include:

  • An employee is misclassified as nonexempt or exempt
  • Required overtime pay is not provided by the employer
  • Proper meal breaks and/or rest breaks are disallowed or discouraged
  • Work hours are incorrectly calculated for trainees or full-time workers

If you are facing a dispute regarding overtime pay or improper breaks, our firm is here to help. In every instance, we fight for your best interests, working to recover the damages you are owed.

If an employer failed to provide proper overtime pay or meal/rest breaks, they may be liable for:

  • Various penalties for improper breaks
  • Up to four years of back pay for overtime
  • Attorney fees, court costs, interest, and more

More About Rest Periods in California

California law requires that employers allow employees to take a 10-minute paid rest period for every 4 hours worked. The rest period should be given in the middle of the work period as is practicable. If the circumstances of the work prevent the employer from giving the break at the preferred time, the employee must still receive the required break but may take it at another point in the work period.

It is not permissible to choose to work through both of your rest periods so that you can leave your job 20 minutes early or arrive late.

We Have Recovered Millions on Behalf of Our Clients

When you need an overtime, rest meal, or rest break attorney in Woodland Hills, you can rely on the Law Office of Payab & Associates. With more than two decades of legal experience, we’ve helped thousands of clients fight for their rights, recovering millions of dollars and successfully litigating even the most complex disputes. No matter how complicated or difficult your case, we are prepared to aggressively advocate on your behalf.

Need help with an overtime or rest break dispute? Call the Law Office of Payab & Associates at (818) 918-5522 today.

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