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Employees deserve to be fairly and fully paid for their work. California and federal laws provide employees with various protections when it comes to pay and working hours. Unfortunately, sometimes, out of ignorance but usually out of greed, many employers violate these laws. All too often, companies intentionally try to take advantage of their employees and cut corners to save money. Our Long Beach employment attorneys understand how wage and hour violations can negatively impact employees and how unfair it is for a company to try to illegally increase its profits at the expense of the workers. Our law office represents employees who have been underpaid by their employers in violation of the law. We help employees stand up for their rights, obtain the compensation they are entitled to, and hold employers accountable for their illegal practices.

Contact Long Beach Wage and Hour Attorneys for Free Case Consultation

If your employer has committed wage and hour violations, contact the wage & hour attorneys for help in obtaining compensation and justice. To schedule a free consultation and find out more about your rights and potential claims, call us at (424) 688-1057 or email us for a quick response.

Employers Must Pay Nonexempt Employees for All

“Hours Worked”
Compensable “hours worked” in California include not just the time an employee spends performing his or her regular tasks during his or her regular shift. Additionally, an employer may be required to pay its employees for time spent on any of the following activities:

Waiting and On-Call Time

An employee required to remain on the employer’s premises is generally considered to be working and must be paid for all hours – even if the employee is just simply on-call or waiting for something to happen. In certain circumstances, employees may also be entitled to be paid for waiting time even when they are off-site.

Training Time

California law generally requires that nonexempt employees be paid for their training time. For the most part, the only trainings, meetings, or similar activities that are not compensable are voluntary events that take place outside the regular working hours and that do not directly relate to the employee’s job.

Preparation Time

If an employee is required to put on protective gear or set up equipment before starting his or her shift, the time spent on these tasks may be compensable even though they are done off-the-clock.

Travel time

While commuting to and from regular work location is typically not compensable, an employer may be obligated to pay for traveling time to other locations, for example, an employee running errands on behalf of the employer or traveling to another work-site per the employer’s instructions.
Long Beach Wage &
Hour Class Actions

Class actions are designed to represent an entire class of individuals who suffered the same type of injury from a common defendant. Class action lawsuits are common in wage & hour litigation. If an employer commits a particular pay violation against one employee, the employer is likely committing the same violation against all or at least many of its other employees. For example, an employer may, as a matter of general practice, fail to pay overtime, fail to pay for the preparation time before official shifts, or improperly round off time, or misclassify its employees as independent contractors. In circumstances such as these, lawsuits enforcing the collective legal rights of all workers wronged by the same employer are often more successful than individual suits and are an effective way to punish the employer for its wrongdoing.

Common Examples of Wage & Hour Violations
Although wage and hour violations can take many forms, some more common examples include an employer:

Employment Rights Attorneys in LA

We are committed to standing up for the rights of all workers, whether blue or white-collar, and we are ready to put our extensive resources to work for you to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve if you have been wronged on the job. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Sexual Harassment

Harassment on the basis of a person's refusal to engage in sexual activity can take many forms, ranging from unwanted sexual advances to the denial of employment opportunities.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblowers are employees who report the unlawful actions of their employer to the proper authorities. Whistleblowers are legally protected from employer retaliation..


Were you illegally discriminated against at work based on your age, race, religion, or gender? Were you denied a promotion or fired based on these factors?

(FMLA) & Disability

We assist workers who have been mistreated because of their disabilities or denied leave under the FMLA. Meet with our attorneys today if you need help..

Wrongful Termination

We hold employers accountable who fire employees for illegitimate and illegal reasons. Contact us whether your employer created a hostile work environment or fired you..
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Lisa B.
Lisa B.
From beginning to end the team at this firm were responsive, professional, and most of allCARING! I WILL RECOMMEND this firm to anyone having issues with an employer. Andrew Doroitt and his team are AWESOME!
Miguel C.
Miguel C.
Atty Zelma is very helpful and very knowledgeable in labor disputes. Very approachable and really keep me updated of what is going on and guided me what to do. The support staff were also very helpful and very fast in answering your questions. I am very happy of my case and I would recommend him to colleagues and friends.
Pamela R.
Pamela R.
I highly recommend southern California labor law group especially attorney Michael Zelman he was fantastic in handling my case of unlawful termination his staff of Paralegal's were very kind courteous and professional and handling all matters of my case I was very satisfied with the results achieved using Michael Zelman of Southern California Employment Law Group
Chris M.
Chris M.
Michael and Eric represented me in 2017.  They quickly assimilated the details of my case.  Proposed an action plan and acted quickly to make progress.  They were diligent and creative.  I was impressed.  I recommend them without hesitation.

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