Resolving Wage and Hour Legal Matters
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) have increased their wage and hour investigations and enforcement actions. Along with this heightened governmental scrutiny, private cause-of-action wage and hour disputes have become the most common source of employment-related legal liability facing employers today.
Prepared to Defend Your Business against Wage and Hour Claims
Attorneys at the Law Office of Williams & Associates, P.C., successfully represent employers in a variety of labor law issues, including the defense of wage and hour claims by both governmental agencies and plaintiffs. We negotiate wage and hour claims to avoid litigation, and successfully work to have penalties removed that were assessed by governmental agencies. We also advise businesses concerning their wage and hour practices, to ensure compliance.
Typical wage and hour claims involve issues such as:
- Worker classification
- Overtime payments
- Meal and rest period payments
- Exempt/nonexempt status of employees
These matters often arise when a former worker files a claim for benefits with the EDD. Other times, enforcement efforts by a state or federal agency may trigger an inquiry into a business’s practices.
Contact Us for Skilled Employment Counsel Today
From our office in Sacramento, our firm works with companies throughout California. Call our Sacramento office at (916) 488-8501 or toll-free at (800) 684-7147, or fill out our online contact form to discuss your tax matter.