Unfortunately, there are many employers in California that do not comply with California's wage and hour laws. Employers are generally required to pay employees the applicable minimum wage for all of the hours they work and comply with all applicable laws regarding working conditions.
Workers and families rely on the wages they work hard for each day so it is important that they receive compensation they have earned. A sampling of some of the wage and hour violations workers may be owed for include compensation for time in between jobs if they were paid by the job or piece; time the worker was unable to earn commission such as during opening, closing or meetings if they are paid on compensation; all overtime hours worked and overtime rates of pay; time when a worker was told to wait to clock in; and for time when a worker was sent home from their scheduled shift.
Additionally, workers may be owed compensation if they were not provided with the meal or rest breaks they are entitled to or if they had to wait to receive their final pay check when they have been terminated or left their job. Workers work hard for the wages they earn and devote important time away from their families to earn a living to support them which is why it is important that they are fairly, and lawfully, compensated for all of the work they put in.
When employers have violated wage and hour requirements, or workplace safety requirements, it is important for workers and their families to be familiar with the legal protections available to help them. Legal protestations are available as a resource in recognition of the important need for employees in California to be properly compensated for their work.