There is likely no greater misunderstood or misapplied area of employment law than federal and California compensation requirements. Consequently, many employers face claims of unpaid wages from disgruntled employees, past and present. Such claims, when proven, can be costly.
Unpaid wage claims often stem from willful or unwitting misclassification of exempt and non-exempt employees. Generally, a “non-exempt” employee is not exempt from the provisions of federal and state compensation law. For example, such employees must be paid minimum wage for up to 40 hours of work per week or 8 hours per day. When these work hours are exceeded, the employee must receive overtime pay for each additional hour. Exempt employees are salaried, not subject to a 40-hour workweek and are not required to receive overtime pay. (This is a summary and simplification of a complex body of law.)
Bowles Law Offices has successfully represented employers in compensation issues since 1995. We offer the highest caliber of legal services in the following matters:
- Favorable resolution of wage disputes including litigation defense
- Accurate classification of exempt and non-exempt employees
- Counseling on sound compensation policies to prevent future wage claims
- Government audits
- Paid sick leave
- Vacation pay
- Bonuses and commissions
- Expense reimbursements
- Tipped employees
Additionally, we strive to maintain the highest quality of client relations. Our attorneys take care to fully understand management’s needs and priorities, and rapidly address all concerns and communications.
The Law Offices of Timothy Bowles is dedicated to providing superior legal services to protect the lawful interests of businesses and nonprofit organizations. Call our offices to find out how we can assist you in addressing compensation issues, litigation and other employment law matters.