The California Labor Code and the Industrial Welfare Commission’s Wage Orders provide complex and detailed rules and regulations governing payment of wages. Litigation over wage & hours matters is becoming more and more common and can result in significant liability. This litigation is driven by rules requiring employers to pay the attorney’s fees of employees who bring meritorious claims. Employers have the burden of proving that employees are exempt from the overtime laws. Many employers simply do not know that their pay practices could be legally problematic. The best defense in wage & hours matters is to consult an attorney for advice on compliance before a lawsuit arises. For additional information and advice, please contact us.
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