Dedicated Wage & Hour Attorney Serving Riverside
Wage and hour claims cover, among other things, meal breaks, rest breaks, and overtime through the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Superior Court, or negotiations. Our office can help you navigate these processes.
Meal Period – Generally, employees are entitled to a 30 minute meal period free from all work-related duties. If your employer fails to provide the required meal break, you are to be paid one hour of pay at your regular rate.
Rest Breaks – Rest breaks are based on total daily hours worked, with a minimum rate of 10 minutes for each 4 hour work period. A rest period is not required for employees working less than 3.5 hours.
Overtime – General overtime provisions are that employees are entitled to overtime for work more than 8 hours in any workday, or 40 hours in any workweek. Overtime rate is paid at 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay.
Though there are exceptions to these rules, the bottom line is that you have rights that ensure you are paid fairly for your work.
The EEOC and the WHD: Enforcing Federal Laws
The federal agency responsible for enforcing many employment laws is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC. The EEOC handles matters such as discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and other issues covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Federal wage and overtime laws are encoded in the National Fair Labor Standards Act (NFLSA) and enforced by the Wage and Hours Division (WHD).
We Schedule Same-Day Consultations Whenever Possible
At RP Law Group, we take claims of discrimination or other EEOC-related matters very seriously. We make it a point to meet with our clients within 24 hours of first contact. It’s important to remember that there are sensitive deadlines involved in discrimination claims and other kinds of Title VII suits, and that by taking action today, you’ll be better positioned for securing a favorable outcome in the future. Contact our Riverside office today to schedule a free consultation with a fearless EEOC attorney.