Los Angeles Unpaid Wages Attorney


The information on this page may not be applicable if you are a public employee or a union member or because of a number of other factors. Consult our experienced employment attorneys for information about your wage issue.

Many employers illegally withhold pay from employees. The following are examples of some of the most frequent wage theft violations:


  1. Asking you to work off the clock

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  3. Charging you for uniforms or other supplies you need to perform your job


  4. Failure to pay the minimum wage


  5. Failure to pay overtime or double time


  6. Failure to pay commissions or bonuses


  7. Failure to pay for meal breaks when the company requires you to stay on site


  8. Failure to pay your final wages after termination of your employment


All wage cases are taken on contingency.
No upfront fees.
Call 1-877-525-0700

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Contact us if you have a question about whether your are owed overtime, double time, commissions, wages, bonus pay, or pay for meal or rest breaks. We want to explain to you what overtime is, what prevailing wage is, and when you are an exempt versus non-exempt employee.

Your employer is required to pay you for all time worked in California. If you haven’t received all of the wage and hour compensation you deserve, you may be able to file a claim against your employer. Only an experienced attorney can determine the value of your unpaid wage claim, which may include the wages you are owed, interest, penalties and other damages.

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WAGE AND HOUR LAW IS VERY TECHNICAL. PLEASE CONSULT WITH A LABOR LAWYER.

In the old days, wage theft meant the employer was taking back earned wages. Wage theft happened when employers required employees to buy things from them, or rent their property (e.g. the company store). Failing to properly itemize the hours worked on a paycheck is modern wage theft under California Labor Code §226 . Failing to properly pay any wage due is wage theft.

Particularly offensive wage theft we are involved in includes failing to reimburse for mileage to the point that failure to reimburse amounts to more than 20% of the employee’s monthly wages. Failing to reimburse for employment related expenses is also wage theft. We also have a case where massive travel expenses were not reimbursed to a truck driver. This is a particular problem for truckers who incur hundreds of dollars a day in expenses and may be illegally forced to pay the fuel expense of the truck they are driving that is their employer’s.


Unpaid Wages & Settlements in Los Angeles of Employment Lawyers Group

  1. $1,250,000 Unpaid Commissions to Salesman

  2. $510,000 Emergency Adjusters not Paid Overtime

  3. $205,000 Arbitration Award for Underpaid Construction Workers

  4. $175,000 4 Strippers not Paid Minimum Wage

  5. $105,000 Overtime due computer professional

  6. $109,500 Unpaid Prevailing Wages of 2 Employees

  7. $800,000 mis-classified independent contractors

  8. $800,000 controlled standby settlement

  9. $750,000 sub-minimum wage settlement

  10. $350,000 for prevailing wages owed

  11. $400,000 in a won binding arbitration for off-the-clock work

  12. $400,000 controlled standby settlement

  13. $260,000 for controlled standby

  14. $200,000 PAGA settlement

  15. $180,000 for controlled standby pay

Your employer is required to pay you for all time worked in California. If you haven’t received all of the compensation you deserve, you may be able to file a claim against your employer. Only an experienced labor attorney can determine the value of your unpaid wage claim, which may include the wages you are owed, interest, penalties and other damages.

If your employer is willing to cheat you out of all of the compensation you deserve, it may be doing the same to other employees.
Call 1-877-525-0700 to discuss retaliatory firings and wrongful termination.

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For this reason, our lawyers often handle unpaid wages claims as
class-action lawsuits.

Protection for employees: If your employer fires you or punishes you for filing an unpaid wages case, it may be subject to additional damages. If your employer takes the case to court and loses, it may be required to pay your attorney fees.


Top Unpaid Wage Lawyer

Dealing with unpaid wages can get complicated as there are many rules and regulations. At The Employment Lawyers Group, we will help you get what you deserve if you have not been compensated for your time. Most labor lawyers will only take cases for Unpaid Overtime, Meal Breaks, Prevailing Wage, or minimum Wage violations on a classwide basis where your recover will be diluted.
Call 1-877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. We handle both individual cases for single employees and class actions brought on behalf of numerous employees for labor violations.

Please do not rely on this page for legal advice. here the law mores is very fact specific to each case. In addition, The law frequently changes and there are legal doctrines not explained here in that must be understood in order to understand law.