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Wage & Overtime Defense

Experienced California Wage & Overtime Lawyers Protect Employer Rights

Pasadena attorneys provide legal guidance and effective defense representation

In recent years, the U.S. Department of Labor and state governments have been dramatically enforcing employee-friendly provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The result has been increased compliance costs and substantial employment-related liability for employers. The employment lawyers at Gutierrez Preciado & House, LLP have vast experience in helping companies develop sound compliance protocols to avoid unnecessary litigation. Our attorneys also defend allegations of wage and hour violations with effective, proven strategies that limit the employer’s exposure and reduce litigation costs.

Pasadena wage and hour defense attorneys offer comprehensive protection

Wage disputes can range from simple misclassification errors to complex and time-consuming cases off allegedly wide-spread violations. Our attorneys have successfully defended companies in individual and collective lawsuits related to:

  • Child labor violations
  • Employment practice liability insurance issues
  • Failure to pay for alleged pre- and post-shift “off-the-clock” activities for non-exempt employees
  • Failure to pay minimum wage
  • Failure to pay otherwise exempt employees on a salary basis
  • Failure to pay overtime to drivers exempt under the Motor Carrier Act and related laws
  • Failure to pay overtime to sales personnel exempt under the Outside Sales Exemption
  • Family and Medical Leave Act violations
  • Improper calculation of the regular rate or overtime
  • Improper deductions
  • Improper tip and “service charge” practices
  • Misclassification of employees as exempt
  • Misclassification of workers as independent contractors
  • Retaliation for protected FLSA activities
  • Unpaid on-duty meal and rest breaks
  • Unpaid reimbursement for work-related expenses

Your company has a great deal at stake in FLSA litigation. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to protect your interests.

Reliable advice and determined legal representation

Our attorneys meticulously analyze the circumstances of an employee claim to assess if a violation has occurred and offer cogent advice on how to best remediate the situation. We meet with the legal representatives of aggrieved employees to search for mutually beneficial solutions. However, when our analysis determines the allegations are without merit, we protect your proprietary and financial interests with proven litigation strategies. Throughout the process, we educate you on the substance of the law and your legal options, so you can make the best decisions possible for your business.

Contact a Pasadena, California employment law firm for wage and hour claim defense.

Wage and hour compliance can be costly for businesses, but liability for legal violations can be crushing. If you fear exposure due to your employee’s FLSA claims, get effective legal representation today. Call Gutierrez Preciado & House, LLP at 626-360-3424 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.